Day in history for April 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The wheat crop in this section looks fine and promises an unusual abundant yield.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Deputy Marshall Blackburn, on his way to Moline, fired at three men he suspected of being the parties who broke into the Negus home recently.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The bottling firm of Carse And Ohlweiler was incorporated with a capital of $30,000. Incorporators are Henry W. Carse, John Ohlweiler and John W. Carse.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Argus will conduct a contest to secure a name for the new public golf course at the south end of 38th Street.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport Police Chief Les Jurgens issued two warnings. The first was directed at Davenporters who are painting yellow, no parking lines on curbs in front of their homes or business establishments without official permission. Jurgens also warned motorists against turning south from 2nd Street at any time during the flood stage.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking protests or comments to an Omaha District, Corps of Engineers application for a new bridge to replace Moline's 16th St. bridge to the Rock Island Arsenal. The proposed bridge would span the Sylvan Slough parallel to the old structure and utilize the same approach. The old bridge is slated to be torn down. The Coast Guard will study the planned bridge's impact on human and wildlife environments before approval is given.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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