Day in history for May 28, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Temperance societies are being formed in every part of Illinois. These political-moral alliances will introduce a disturbing element into elections for perhaps decades to come.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Moline police have moved into new quarters over Morris' Bakery.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island's Mayor George Washington McCaskrin has changed his plans. Instead of running for governor, he has announced himself as a candidate for the legislature.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Peggy Montgomery, film actress, arrived for a visit with her parents in Rock Island.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- An inventory was being taken today to determine the extent of the loss of the P.R. Swanson And Sons Case Implement establishment, Woodhull, which was gutted by a fire of mysterious origin at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The establishment is operated by Mr. Swanson and his sons, Leo and Ray.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Union and city officials announced the beginning of a study that could result in construction of a $10 million residential complex in downtown Rock Island. The project, including 108 apartments, 20 townhouses, tennis courts and a revolving rooftop restaurant, is being sponsored by Carpenters' Union Local 166. Plans call for the complex to be built between 1st and 2nd Avenues, and between 19th and 20th Streets, across the street from an area being eyed by Carson Pirie Scott And Co. for a department store.
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