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: 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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