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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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