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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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