Day in history for January 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
With plank roads, there would be little fatigue for horses or oxen, less wear on wagons, and farmers could double their loads.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Many from Rock Island attended a dinner given by the Burns Club of Davenport last evening in honor of Scotland's favorite bard.

1902 -- 100 years ago
It being Sunday, Rev. J.B. Simons, pastor of the First Baptist Church, preached in the morning on ``Encouragement to the Tempted'' and in the evening on ``Compassion, Rather Than Vengeance.''

1927 -- 75 years ago
The old Moline Club, once the leading civic and social organization in Moline, has formally passed out of existence, a certificate of dissolution having been filed with the secretary of state.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Every once in a while, a prisoner leaves something in his cell when he departs from the Rock Island city jail, but for the first time in Captain Ray E. Barnhart's recollection, an upper set of false teeth was left behind yesterday. The teeth apparently were left by one of 13 men who were held on vagrancy charges in the city jail.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline PTA members apparently have succeeded in their drive for installation of sidewalks along sections of heavily traveled 24th Avenue used by school children. Moline aldermen have earmarked $50,000 for this year's city sidewalk construction and have agreed to totally fund walks needed to eliminate safety hazards.

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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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