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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