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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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