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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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