Day in history for July 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Judge Grant arrived yesterday from the East. From him we learn that J.B. Jerris, President of the Rail Road Company and one of the committee appointed to make the location of our depot grounds, has been sick for some time past. This may account somewhat for the delay in making the location.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Professor Roessler, professor at the German-English school, announced a vacation for his pupils during August.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Carrie Nation, the Kansas woman who has been chopping up saloons with her hatchet, will lecture at Watch Tower Park next Sunday.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Soldiers and Sailors Association will hold its annual picnic Aug. 31.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A Moline resident, who charges he became ill from an alleged impure carton of milk, has filed a $3,000 damage suit in Rock Island County circuit court against the Sturtevant Dairy Products Company, Rock Island. Alex Morasch, the plaintiff, said he became ill and since that date has been unable to drink milk.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline has won the second round in the legal battle over the planned $1.4 million downtown mall. Rock Island Circuit Court Judge L.E. Ellison denied a post-trial motion seeking reconsideration of his June 15 ruling. His ruling last month upheld the city's formation of a special taxing district downtown to finance mall construction.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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