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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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