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.

Back: Available days in June 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








(More History)