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: 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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