Day in history for August 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island County delegates to the Democratic congressional convention will be Lemuel Andrews, Jacob Norris, F.S. Nichols, Dr. Dunlap, William Frizzell and William Marshall, Sr.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A meeting of the workingman's party was held at Hillier's Hall Saturday evening. An executive committee was chosen consisting of P. Kennedy, M.S. O'Neil, J. Lloyd, Robert Bennett and J. Aster.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of Andalusia Lodge of Masons, the retiring worshipful master, Ira. H. Buffum, who is about to remove to Rock Island, was presented with a handsome engraved watch charm. He was master of the lodge for 10 years.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Sermons in some Rock Island churches tomorrow will herald the 71st annual conclave of Illinois Knights of Templar order, opening Monday for a 3-day session.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen adopted a resolution supporting the Quad-City Mohawk professional football team in its effort to make pro-football a going proposition in the Quad-Cities.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City Nuclear Generating Station at Cordova has been given the starring role in a film depicting the social and economic benefits of nuclear plants. Entitled ``Cordova,'' the 10-15 minute film is a public relations tool designed to show the relationship between a nuclear plant and the community in which it is located.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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