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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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