Day in history for April 28, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Robert Malcolm And Co. have bought the livery horses and carriages of D.S. Robinson and will run a hack three times a day between Moline and Rock Island. The firm asks its fair share of the patronage.

1877 -- 125 years ago
J.R. Sickels, assistant engineer at the Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann sawmill, had his hand badly mashed today between a running wheel and a piece of timber at the mill.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Hiram S. Cable left today for Topeka, Kansas, to assume charge of the Rock Island Lines west of the Missouri River.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Twenty state senators and representatives walked the trails of Watch Tower Park today. The legislators said they were impressed and would recommend making the historic grounds into a state park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
With the Mississippi River apparently settling for an 18.63 crest, reached yesterday, Rock Island city officials today began totaling up expenses for emergency flood protection and estimated more than $10,000 may be needed.

1977 -- 25 years ago
James Willis only had an instant to decide, but he thought he did the right thing last week when he leveled a shotgun blast at a dog threatening an 8-year-old paper boy. Willis told the Coal Valley board's police committee he felt it was the only thing he could do to protect Jeff Pfab, a carrier for The Daily Dispatch, from being attacked by a German Shepherd dog.

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