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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