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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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