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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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