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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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