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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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