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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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