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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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