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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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