Day in history for June 28, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Sam Bretton, 6 years old, drowned while fishing in the Mississippi at Hampton.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- An excursion of people from Canton came to Rock Island today, and 160 were served supper at the Harper House. The Argus was serenaded by the Canton Cornet Band.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- H.P. Greenough resigned as superintendent of the Illinois division of the Illinois And Peoria Railroad to become superintendent of the Choctaw, Oklahoma And Texas Railroad.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Commander Richard E. Byrd said today he envisioned trans-Atlantic airplanes of the future as great multi-motored ships, with as many as 10 engines, so large that there may be two tiers of cabins in the wings.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The new $200,000 maternity floor of Moline Public Hospital will be open for inspection next Wednesday. There are five private rooms and nine semi-private rooms with the latest equipment for the care and comfort of new mothers. Prospective dads have a comfortable room which is connected with the delivery room via an inter-communication receiver so they can be informed of the birth when it is accomplished.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Gold-plated aldermanic badges, long a symbol of prestige and power in East Moline, are going the way of Wyatt Earp and covered wagons. Council members have decided to retire their western-style stars and replace them with laminated photo identification cards.
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