Day in history for August 28, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The large pair of elk horns which used to be on top a post in front of the Rock Island House are now mounted on the engine of the train which runs the mail between Rock Island and Chicago. The horns have been newly varnished and make a very fine ornament.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Ben Harper is planning to enlarge the Harper House, which was built seven years ago.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Republicans will revive the Flambeau Marching Club. Eleven men made talks at a rally held by the GOP.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Roofs of buildings in the Quad-Cities were crowded with people today as the Graf Zeppelin, from Germany, sailed over at 2 p.m. The dirigible airship is on a round-the-world trip.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A Moline soldier and a civilian from New York City have teamed up to save the government a considerable amount of money in ordnance work in Japan. The soldier is Cpl. Cecil C. Johnson, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Johnson, 2733 15th Ave., Moline. They have developed and produced a die casting machine capable of duplicating any part originally die cast on any vehicle in the Oppama ordnance shops.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Work has begun on $3.6 million worth of improvements to International Harvester's East Moline Plant. The company is installing a new prime paint system in the plant's cab manufacturing area and consolidating other lines.
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