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: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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