Day in history for July 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Winners of the pigeon shooting match were: Dr. Morey, S.R. Porter, John A. Fish, John Healy and James First.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Business in Rock Island will be suspended for the annual merchants' holiday. A river excursion in Joliet, Ill., has been planned.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dean P.H. Durkin, Rock Island, will officiate at the laying of the cornerstone at St. Ambrose Church, Milan.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Beware of two women who are selling ``wool'' materials door-to-door in western Illinois, representing the cloth as English imports, Mrs. Robert Powell, home economics teacher in Hillsdale High School, warned today. Mrs. Powell was approached by the two women at her home yesterday, and after testing the material, Mrs. Powell found it to be a high-grade rayon.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Pastors of Moline's three Catholic churches, Sacred Heart, Christ the King and St. Mary's, may be asked to resign their appointments within the next 30 days if a proposed plan of unified ministry is approved by members of the three parishes. The plan involves the pooling of resources of the personnel serving the affected parishes. Resignations would be used to facilitate appointment of personnel with an even spread of abilities within the group.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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