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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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