Today in history for Monday, April 22, 2013


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Posted Online: April 21, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2013. There are 253 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Vagrant children from Davenport are going about this citybegging to the annoyance of many people. We think the ferry company ought to keepthem on the other side of the river, or the marshal should see that they stay at home.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. W.S. Marquis, of Broadway Presbyterian Church, officiated yesterday at the cornerstone laying exercises for South Park Presbyterianmission.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The charter roll of the recently organized Rock Island Woman'sClub has closed with a registration of 621 members.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The Most Rev. Joseph H. Schlarman dedicated the new $225,000wing at St. Anthony's Hospital at a solemn High Mass this morning in the hospitalchapel.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Members of the Quad-City Genesius Guild opened a $7,000 funddrive at a meeting yesterday at the Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island. The money willbe sought to convert the Denkmann Memorial Building in Lincoln Park into an outdoor,classic theater. The guild plans to occupy the building in June, abandoning its travelingstage in favor of a permanent base in Rock Island.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Otto W. Schweinberger, Black Hawk College Dean of ContinuingEducation and Community Services Programs, is retiring Aug. 31 after 25 years at BlackHawk and 36 years in education. His resignation comes at a time when the continuingeducation and community services program has been expanded districtwide. Theprograms he leaves later this year are considered vital to the future of the college.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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