Day in history for December 28, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Stockholders of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company are advised to re-elect the board of directors at the annual meeting.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new city pump at the Rock Island Waterworks was started up for the first time, and the old pumps were stopped and will undergo some repairs.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Company will build an extension of the street railway system to South Heights.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The building and grounds committee of the East Moline City Council has condemned the chimney of the new fire station in the Watertown district and ordered it torn down.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Moline policemen became goat herders after Mrs. Madison Berg, 2556 30th St., complained that several goats had strayed into her yard and were munching her evergreens. The police ran the animals out of the yard, located the owner, told him what for, and left it for Mrs. Berg to make a settlement for the damages to her greenery.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two East Moline men narrowly escaped death when their car collided with a Rock Island Lines freight train at the 19th St. crossing. Police said the driver of the car, Charles K. Moore, and a passenger, Terry McNew, attempted to beat the train by going around crossing gates. The car hit the train near the front of the engine, and was dragged 30 to 40 feet.

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