Day in history for December 27, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Reports of congressional proceedings, markets and general news will be received daily by telegraph.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Many of our wealthy citizens are cutting and packing their own ice this winter.

1901 -- 100 years ago
An audience of 1,400 saw the opening performance in the new Illinois Theater.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The men's section of the M And K Company was sold to the McCabe Dry Goods Company.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The 25,000,000th vehicle to pass over the Rock Island Centennial Bridge since it was opened July 12, 1940, crossed the four-lane span at 11:30 this morning. The driver was Gerald L. Boekholder, 39, of Dubuque, Iowa, who walked across the bridge the day it was officially opened more than eleven years ago. In a brief ceremony in frigid temperatures, Boekholder was presented a combination electric clock and plaque by William E. Downing, bridge superintendent, on behalf of the Rock Island Centennial Bridge Commission.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A new, tougher ordinance regulating massage parlors in Rock Island will more tightly regulate the business than one recently ruled constitutional in East Moline. Besides requiring masseuses and masseuers to have graduated from an accredited massage school, the Rock Island ordinance will ban suggestive advertising.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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