Day in history for September 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, now has 400 members. Members of the choir are Mrs. Holcombe, Miss Barnett, Miss Atkins, N.B. Miner and M.T. Wiser. Miss Grace Lynde is organist.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Samuel Alschuler, Democratic candidate for governor, will speak in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Marie Wendt, Rock Island, was winner of the grand prize in the Community Chest Fund essay contest.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A $3,000,000 contract to build approximately two hundred and fifty mobile field laundries for the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force has been awarded to American Machine And Metals, Inc., East Moline, according to Grosvenor L. Ball, assistant to the general manager of the plant. The field laundries will be similar to those built by the firm for the Army during the war. The field laundries can be operated by one or two men and can process 60 pounds of clothing per load, Ball said.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Free programs at Moline High School football games this year have provided the equipment for an ever popular sport: paper airplane tossing. Hundreds of planes are thrown onto the track area whenever the Maroons score. This game activity has kept several Moline students very busy picking up all the planes.

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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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