Day in history for April 28, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Silas Wright came down with a 16-string lumber raft this morning and struck pier No. 1 of the government bridge, pulling the coping off the point of the pier.

1901 -- 100 years ago
E.W. Hurst and J.T. Stafford left for a business trip through Nebraska and South Dakota.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The round-up of members for the Rock Island YMCA was brought to a successful close with total membership of the association reported at 1,201.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. will complete its millionth tractor Monday morning, L.M. Gildea, Works manager, said today. An M model is scheduled to be the millionth tractor that will roll off the assembly line about 11:30 a.m., with plant officials and Rock Island civic leaders looking on.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An old Mississippi River channel marker salvaged by Moline High School students will become the focal point of their Bicentennial project. Members of the student congress are refurbishing the 8-foot light for use as a victory light. The students received approval of the board of education to set the light in Liberty Grove, a park area they are developing for their project. The students found the discarded light last fall while building a class float on Moline Consumers property. It is believed to be 75 to 80 years old.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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