Day in history for October 28, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Mr. Haller has laid drain pipes from his cellar down Bass Street to the river; it was quite a job for him to undertake, but he has done so and made a success of it.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Mayor Knox and Chief of Police Darnell were both out of the city on business.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island board of park commissioners voted to purchase two strips of property adjoining Lincoln Park on the east for $6,500.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Stevie Orendorff, 2, of Moline, soloed in the family automobile yesterday afternoon. He steered the car away from in front of the family residence, aimed it down the roadway leading from the house and, finally, into a gulley. The youngster finished the wild, 100-yard ride into the ravine without a scratch, and the car came out in good shape considering the rough treatment it was given.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Honkie is a ground-bound goose with a bad case of freeloaders foot. The Heritage Lake goose has worn his landing gear to the bone while pounding the pavement in search of handouts, forcing curtailment of his usual round of daily panhandling. A local veterinarian, after taking a gander at Honkie's frazzled feet, said he'd have to be kept off the sidewalks and streets for awhile. The white goose's condition, which could cause him to bleed to death if untreated, is caused by the sandpaper effect of pavement on his delicate feet.
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