Day in history for January 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A syndicate of Rock Island men seeks a charter from the Illinois Legislature for a plank road and bridges between Moline and Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
James Copp, who was born here in 1845, died. He became a young captain in the Civil War and after the war entered the livery stable business in Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Enoch Stone, 32, was killed when a large rock, loosened by a blast, fell on him in the Sherrard coal mine.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker, 104, Rock Island, is mourning the death of her son, John, 81.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline's graveyard for abandoned and unclaimed bicycles, a dingy basement room in city hall, is never empty. Bicycle thefts are growing more and more numerous in Moline. From Jan. 1, 1954, until Jan. 15 of this year, 138 bicycles were reported stolen. During that same period, 42 bikes were found abandoned.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois cities of Kewanee and Pittsfield have a beef about pork, each claiming to be king of the hogs. Neither will budge and a feud has kept the issue hog wild for at least 10 years. ''There is a great rivalry between the two cities,'' said Don Wilken, president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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