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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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