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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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