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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