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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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