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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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