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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