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: 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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