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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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