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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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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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