Day in history for June 28, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- We acknowledge the receipt of a magnificent bouquet of flowers from our attentive friend Kinney. Some twenty varieties of the fragrant rose comprised this beaufiful collection.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Mrs. Henry, a temperance speaker, addressed a men's meeting at Negus' Hall.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Word was received here that James Bushno, a former Rock Island resident, was drowned by the overturning of a skiff in the Illinois River near Peru.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Col. D.M. King, commandant of Rock Island Arsenal, was installed as president of Rock Island Rotary Club.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- William Hull, 40, of 1514 3rd Ave., Moline, was booked on a double charge by Moline police last night after they said he ignored an ambulance siren and raced with the vehicle. Hull faces a charge of speeding and of failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- June 7 and May 10 are the days of the year that it's most likely to rain, according to Frank S. Gustafson, 83, of Cambridge, who has been noting the weather in his diary every day for 51 years. Each day he records the high and low temperature, the livestock and market report, whether or not it rains or snows and how much, plus general comments and happenings of the day. He started keeping his diaries in 1927 and had no idea it would last this long.
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