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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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