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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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