Day in history for March 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Lemuel Andrews was elected to preside at the county Democratic convention at the courthouse. The delegates endorsed Stephen A. Douglas for president and D.L. Gregg for governor.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Dart's Hall was packed for what had been advertised as a service of song. But the singing was scarcely up to the average congregational psalm tunes, the sermon was exceedingly dull, and a collection was taken up to pay for renting the hall. Many felt they were cheated. Nothing free about it.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Local employees of the C.B. And Q. assembled at the passenger station and from there took a new chair along to the house of H.D. Mack as a farewell gift for him. He is leaving his position as passenger agent to be a general agent for the Santa Fe.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A committee is at work planning an Easter sunrise service to be held in the Rock Island business district.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Alleged low flying of a jet plane over Rock Island late yesterday afternoon was attributed to publicity for the Alert America civil defense exhibit to start tomorrow at the Rock Island Armory.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A 13-year-old Boy Scout helped cut the ribbon that marked the opening of a 10-mile hiking trail he mapped on Arsenal Island. Kurt Kolch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kolch of Arsenal Island, developed the Rock Island Arsenal Historical Trail as an Eagle Scout project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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