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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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