Day in history for March 28, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Where in the whole Mississippi Valley can be found at a point more suitable for a public hospital or national armory than our own island of Rock Island?
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The rain of the past few days has made a very perceptible difference in the color of the grass and also in the budding appearance of the trees.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- President Mather and other officials of the Rock Island Railway are here inspecting the road's properties.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Sophronia Hadsell Kent, Rock Island's first primary teacher, died at the age of 90. She was born in 1839 in City Hotel, which faced Spencer Square.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Appearing on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town TV show last night, the Augustana College choir from Rock Island sang ''Oh What a Beautiful Morning'' from the musical ''Oklahoma'' in Swedish. Sullivan introduced the choir as coming from ''Rockford, one of the Quad-Cities.''
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- St. Ambrose College in Davenport has received $500,000 from the John Deere Foundation, the largest corporate gift in the school's history. The gift brings to $1 million the amount so far pledged in the school's Centennial Countdown campaign aimed at raising $6.8 million for new construction and continuing operations.
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