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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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