Day in history for April 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Littler, with his company of soldiers destined for the Mormon country, is emcamped on the bluff in back of Davenport.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Wolf scalps are coming in quite plentifully this spring. Phillip Kane of Hampton added four to the county clerk's collection this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club, champion of the Three-I League, begins the defense of its title tomorrow afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 50 residents from Silvis Heights 1st and 2nd Additions last night expressed strong opposition to the City of Silvis extending water mains to the areas at an estimated cost of $51,7811983 -- 25 years ago: Nineteen bellringers wielding five octaves of English handbells will present a concert of sacred and secular music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church,. 1724 15th St. Moline. The public is invited.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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