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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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