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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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