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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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