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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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