Day in history for August 28, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Contrary to public sentiment, the Rock Island City Council last night refused to give the new Chicago And Rock Island Railroad any streets and alleys which it may need for right-of-way. The aldermen also voted that the tracks must not extend west of Jefferson (19th) Street.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Silver Wave steamer passed down this morning with a raft of logs.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Five thousand people saw Paine's ``Ancient Rome'' at the Twelfth Street Park last night. The spectacle is sponsored by Rock Island merchants.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- A thunder squall stripped off the roof of the new Monocoupe assembly hangar, wrecked two light towers and destroyed a floodlight tower at Moline Airport at 2:30 a.m. today. The storm, which airport employees said was a tornado, put out of commission America's only installation of neon light tubes.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Three motorists proved this morning that you can't get three automobiles into a space accomodating only two without causing some damage. They crashed in the middle of the intersection at 6th Avenue and 20th Street, Moline. Ross Timmons, 66, of Lewisburg, Ohio, was booked on a charge of ignoring a stop sign.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Army Corps of Engineers plans to award an $8.099 million contract to the Shaeppert Engineering Co., Belvidere, to build a new, two-lane bridge linking Moline and Rock Island Arsenal.
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