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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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