Day in history for May 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The warm, pleasant days we are now having are a blessing to this community. Unusual as it may seem, it has not rained in two days. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Douglas Patterson, candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, was in Rock Island today and gave several informal speeches. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
It'll cost you 4 cents to mail a letter, starting Aug. 1. Although voicing some objections, President Eisenhower Tuesday signed a bill providing boosts in rates in letters, air mail, post cards, newspapers, magazines and advertising matter. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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