Day in history for May 28, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The Moline butchers, nine in number, have signed the following notice to their customers: ``We, the undersigned, shall keep our meat markets closed from June 1st until September 1st, between the hours of 1 and 4 in the afternoon.'' This looks like a crusade against the fly plague.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- George Bennet of Rock Island purchased a dog for $100 from Dr. H.J. Huyett. The price was the highest ever paid for a dog in Rock Island.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The state senate has named a special committee to inspect Watch Tower Park, Rock Island, with the view of purchasing the land.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- The Rev. and Mrs. LeRoy Ellis became grandparents twice in one day Friday. A son was born to their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ellis, Minneapolis, early that morning. Nine hours later a daughter was born to another son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ellis, of Erie, at the Moline Lutheran Hospital.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- They laughed when Kenneth Wildermuth, 49, of rural Annawan sat down at his Singer to sew. It seems that folks thought that farmers only sowed. But Wildermuth, a grain farmer, won a prize in an Illinois Grange Sewing Contest (he was the only male entrant) and showed them all. ``I watched by wife Dorothy sew for years,'' said Wildermuth.
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