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: 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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