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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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