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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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