Day in history for September 28, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- An exchange paper says that shirts are a most indispensable article to complete a gentleman's wardrobe. This is a mistake, only a dickey is necessary, and a good one can be made out of a sheet of white paper, as any bachelor can testify.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- George W. Pleasants, a resident of Rock Island since 1853, has been appointed a judge of the appellate court of the first district.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Professor Asher B. Amerman, a bronco buster, gave an exhibition of his skill in riding wild horses at the Rock Island County Fair at Joslin.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Work will be started soon on a $250,000 apartment building by Sam Weisman.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A Davenport restaurant owner and a city resident were fined a total of $110 and assessed costs in Scott County district court after they pleaded guilty to separate charges of possession of lottery tickets. Mrs. Marie Koltzau allegedly sold a lottery ticket to a customer in the cafe.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Downtown Moline officials may apply for a federal grant to help design a facelift for the business district storefronts. An effort is under way to raise the 50 percent local share, $30,000, before applying for the National Endowment for the Arts grant. The grant, if awarded, would pay half the cost of designing work on downtown buildings to tie into the proposed five-block mall.
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