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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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