Day in history for April 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Teachers' Institute is now in session in the Third Ward school house. A county teachers' association will be organized.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Bronchitis in various forms is the prevalent disorder in Rock Island today, doctors report.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dr. M. M. Mangasarian of Chicago addressed a large audience at the Illinois Theater last night. He spoke on the moral side of the drinking habit.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island Democrats took another hitch in their 'New Deal' program yesterday, making a clean sweep of all 18 offices and unseating 12 Republicans who have been in office for varying terms of 3 to 27 years. Joseph A. Berger, Democrat, was elected supervisor in a tight contest with Ben A. Jacobson.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventy-five boys sold over 600 boxes of YMCA cookies to help send boys to YMCA Camp Hauberg this summer. This is the first general city wide sale the YMCA has conducted in Rock Island in 10 years.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Chad Unterscheidt has a thing about rats. 'I just like rats,' said the young author, a third-grader at W.L. Eddy School in Milan. Unterscheidt illustrated and bound the book himself. The book his first, won a spot on the roster of the top 15 books written by Rock Island-Milan children in the Young Authors Program.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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