Day in history for March 28, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
All soldiers of the War of 1812 will meet at the courthouse May 3 to discuss their prospects of being placed on the national pension rolls.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles are recruiting rapidly to full company strength.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Boy golfers who have not been admitted to regular membership in the Rock Island Arsenal and other clubs of the Western Golf Association will not be allowed to play in its events in the future.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Additional equipment, valued at several thousands of dollars, was given to Camp Hauberg, YWCA camp, by Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hauberg.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The first step in a complicated courtroom campaign aimed at securing legal liquor in Green Rock has been taken by attorneys for the city of Green Rock and Peter VanOpDorp, a Green Rock resident. Green Rock and VanOpDorp have filed a petition in Henry County circuit court for a Writ of Certiorari, asking that all records pertaining to the Green Rock legal liquor election of April 21, 1953, be brought before the circuit court for scrutiny.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Disposable diapers are clogging up the 1st Avenue sewer line between Hero and 5th streets, Alderman Umberto Ponce told Silvis councilmen Tuesday night. The 1st Avenue sewer line is cracked and broken between Hero and 5th streets and city officials are trying to get an Environmental Protection Agency grant to pay for repairs on the line.

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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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