Day in history for April 27, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The funeral of Patrick F. Molony, the young man who was run over by switch engine No. 31, and killed, near the upper depot, yesterday morning, took place this forenoon.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Chicago, Burlington And Quincy Railroad ordered gates put in at the crossing at 18th, 19th and 20th Streets, Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Members of the Rock Island City Council voted to award a contract for the purchase of a new touring car for emergency purposes.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- An estimated $600 damage resulted at 3:20 p.m. in a blaze in a waste paper shaft at Alleman Catholic High School, 40th Street and 11th Avenue, Rock Island. Firemen said the blaze started in an accumulation of paper at the bottom of the shaft in the basement of the school. Firemen used only 20 gallons of water to douse the flames.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Everyone dreams of hitting a jackpot, and it nearly came true for Dick Weaver of Moline, who found what first appeared to be one of the rarest of all coins. Now thought to be only a replica of the original, the coin's value still is estimated at $500. While working in his yard he dug up a coin dated 1855 and carrying a $20 denomination. It looks like an authentic ``double eagle.'' If the coin were an original it would be worth about $3,000 one Philadelphia numismatist said.
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