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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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