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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