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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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