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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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