Day in history for August 28, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Brick work on Fred Kellerstrass' new building was completed. It is a fine ornament to Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The People's Power Company made a preliminary test of the new dredge that has been under construction at the foot of 18th St., Rock Island, for the past few weeks and the work done was most satisfactory.

1926 -- 75 years ago
First steps toward bringing to Rock Island this season at least three major musical attractions were taken in a meeting of men and women interested in good music.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The appointment of Gerald Grauer as Moline YMCA physical director was confirmed by the Moline YMCA board of directors at a meeting last night at Otto Schweinberger's country home on Rock River. Grauer, who came to Moline from LaCrosse State Teachers College in Wisconsin, had been an assistant at the Y for the last year.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Police today were holding a 23-year-old man on a burglary charge after he allegedly broke into a Rock Island home early yesterday morning and took two boxes of disposable diapers and a bottle of baby oil. He is accused of burglarizing the home of Mrs. Luzell Robinson, 830 12th St. Mrs. Robinson's daughter reported observing him crawling out a bedroom window. The suspect ran into an adjoining abandoned house. Police said they recovered the diapers and baby oil from the abandoned house after making the arrest.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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