Day in history for April 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
All persons who wish to secure positions as teachers in the high school will meet for an examination April 15 at the school near the Methodist Church.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. Thomas F. Brochers has been extended a call to become the pastor of the First Baptist Church.

1908 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of the Old Ladies' Home Association at the Harper House this morning, it was decided to abandon the home. Financial reasons were given.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island School Board election will be held tomorrow with one member to be named to succeed George B. McNutt, who is not a candidate for re-election. Harry Denecke, Rock Island, is unopposed for election to the board. A light vote is expected.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Talk of a 12-month dog control program for Rock Island evoked some flippant comments during the post council session last night but action is pending. Councilman Glenn Wood expressed skepticism about the city's becoming 'an oasis' by enacting a 12-month confinement law for dogs.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Kathy Jensen Murchie has been named 'Young Dietitian of the Year' for 1983 by the Illlinois Dietetic Association. Murchie, of Coal Valley, is the chief clinical dietitian at Illini Hospital.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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