Day in history for April 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Chief Engineer Stoddard of the fire department has made arrangements for ringing one of the church bells so that our citizen may know when there is a fire in the city.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The voting place at the corner of 5th Avenue and 22nd Street was destroyed by fire early this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
President George E. MacLean of the State University of Iowa has accepted the invitation to speak at commencement exercises of Rock Island High School June 5.

1933 -- 75 years ago
High school boys and girls of Rock Island and its trading territory are offered an opportunity to compete in a contest sponsored by The Argus and 57 retail merchants and business firms of the city. Prizes will be free trips to the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition.

1958 -- 50 years ago
First Lt. Donald M. Wittevrongel, is one of 40 nominees for the new Koren Kolligian Trophy Air Force flying safety award to be presented annually to the pilot or aircrew member who most successfully coped with an in-flight emergency during the year.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are looking for a couple of burglars with a fetish for cleanliness, or maybe one very strong thief. Steven J. Scott said he had a 300-pound, cast-iron tub in his garage and persons or person unknown took the tub.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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