Day in history for October 28, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Arrivals and departures of steamboats average more than 100 a week. The levee is covered with huge piles of merchandise. An army of men, drays, carts and wagons can be seen there rushing around.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rodman Rifles Militia Company will hold a series of hops at the armory through the winter, the first to be Nov. 5. The dances will be invitation affairs.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A volunteer choir has been organized to sing at Trinity Mission, 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Miss Millie Beck is organist and directress.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Aviation engineers recommend an airport to be jointly owned by Moline and Rock Island.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The current issue of McCall's magazine contains the story of Mooseheart, illustrated with pictures. Mooseheart is supported by the Loyal Order of Moose, and Rock Island Lodge, No. 190, and other Moose lodges in western Illinois play a part in its support.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- About $3,000 worth of furniture and a van were stolen from City Furniture, 613 17th St., Rock Island, police said. Ben Vinar, 62, owner of the store, said a couch, eight tables, six lamps and one Ford van were taken. Vinar said the burglary occurred between 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.
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