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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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