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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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