Day in history for March 28, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Passengers from the Lamartine, just arrived, informed us that the packet Glaucus burned about 11 a.m. yesterday while it was lying ice-bound at Montrose, Iowa. Not even the baggage of the passengers was saved.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Corn sold on Market Square today for 37 to 40 cents a bushel.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Armour And Co. plans to build a meat plant in Rock Island on the river front just east of the 24th St. viaduct.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Robert B. MacDonald was appointed to the Rock Island park board.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The first phase of Moline Public Hospital's long-range building program, construction of a third-floor addition to the northwest wing, will be completed soon and an open house will be held May 1, Marguerite Brooks, superintendent of the hospital, said today. The addition, built at a cost of $200,000, will be open for patients prior to that date. Next on the hospital's expansion and improvement program is the construction of a new building south of the present east wing. Early estimates placed the cost of this job at $425,000.

1977 -- 25 years ago
With the rising cost of health care, it's not easy to get a bargain from a surgeon. But that's exactly what happened to Barbara and Tom Reichwein, of Port Byron. The two, who have a 6-week old boy and two other sons, bid $105 for a vasectomy auctioned off at Temple Emanuel, Davenport, and won.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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