Day in history for March 28, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Philharmonic Club is at the Harper House, as the members were unable to reach Galesburg, where they have an engagement for this evening, owing to the Peoria Road being blocked with snow.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The J.W. VanSant brought down eight strings of logs.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The General Allen, inspection and work boat of the United States engineers, was the first boat of the season to come to Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A proposal that daylight savings time be adopted as standard in the Quad-City area during the coming summer months was offered at the Moline city council session last night. Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf said he would attempt a meeting of other Quad-City officials to discuss the subject.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Kids who slop beer and toss empty cans on private parking lots are the targets of a new Bettendorf law that quieter, neater beer drinkers needn't worry about. The amended law prohibits drinking of beer and alcohol in public places. Previously, only alcohol was taboo! So in effect, according to information from city officials, the person who sips on a six-pack at Crow Creek Park is in violation of the law. But he won't be bothered. ``If you and your hubby and your kids are drinking a six-pack in a park, nobody's going to bother you, unless you get sloppy drunk,'' Police Chief Steve Tometich said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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