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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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