Day in history for June 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The mayor recommends that a permanent dam be built across the slough in back of Rock Island. The dam would protect the proposed plank road to Rock River.

1877 -- 125 years ago
About 3 p.m. today, Joseph Rosenfield and James Roach were playing on the river bank, just below the ferry landing, when they found the body of a boy baby, about 4 months old.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Chicago Record-Herald yesterday contained the reminiscences of his boyhood life in Rock Island by Governor Sam R. VanSant of Minnesota.

1927 -- 75 years ago
An appropriation ordinance apportioning the sum of $304,084.75 among the various city departments was passed by the Rock Island City Council and two revenue-producing measures, which will add about $3,500 to the general fund, were adopted.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Charles Rice of Cordova has always liked trains. Recently, he started building a house and decided to make it look as much like a train as possible. The ``locomotive'' is made from old oil cans.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The ``mighty'' 6602 hillside combine of Deere And Co. is one of the 25 best-designed factory-made products on the market today, a select panel of experts have decided. Designed and manufactured in the John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, the combine is specially designed to operate safely on the steep slopes of the Pacific Northwest. The combine sells for $52,827.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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