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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