Day in history for June 28, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Buford Plow Works, which have been closed for about two weeks to take an inventory, will resume work. They have had a 19-foot addition put on their chimney.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Captain John Streckfus' new boat, the ``J.S.,'' steamed into home port for the first time.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Play in the Rock Island Boys' League had an auspicious beginning at Douglas Park while 600 fans looked on.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Dr. G.F. Johnson, the first mayor of East Moline, today announced his retirement effective July 1. He has practiced medicine for 55 years, 48 of which have been in East Moline. Dr. Johnson was a member of the village board of trustees until he was elected mayor in 1907. He served as mayor for 14 years, or seven terms. However, none of the terms was consecutive. Dr. Johnson practiced medicine in Marion County, Illinois, and Colona before moving to East Moline.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- More than half of Rock Island Arsenal Rodman Laboratory employees have said no to transferring with the lab to Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J. Today is the last day for the 496 lab employees to respond to the canvass letters, and 257 have said no the the transfer. Approximately 77 had not yet responded. The canvass letters ask employees if they would be willing to transfer with their jobs. If they respond no, the employees will be fired for failing to transfer.
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