Day in history for January 28, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Barnard And Leas Manufacturing Co., Moline, will have six milling machines on exhibition at the Centennial. They are some of the finest specimens of work we have ever seen.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Attempts are being made to bring the 1903 biennial head camp of the Modern Woodmen of America to Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Thomas A. Journy, Rock Island, was re-elected president of the Rock Island Rod and Reel Club.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- If Rock Island husbands could vote for the bravest male, they'd probably pick Earl R. Peoples or one of his three assistants at Rock Island High School, whose job most men won't tackle for love nor money -- teaching the ladies to drive a car! And while the average man is ready to throw up his hands in horror and quit after the first scraped fender, these instructors point proudly to the more than 800 persons they have trained during the last five years, all with excellent safety records.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Moline park board members are pondering whether to clean and protect a 46-year-old bronze statue in Stephens Square, 19th Street and 6th Avenue, after being told the statue is supposed to look tarnished. Some board members recalled that Italian artist C.S. Paolo created the work with the idea that weather would add finishing touches, the gray-green tarnished look it now sports.
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