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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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