Day in history for September 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The recent cool weather seems to have put an end to the cholera. In no place has it been generally epidemic, but many people have died of the disease.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Henry Sudlow of the firm of R.R. Cable And Co. has begun building a $2,000 home in Coal Valley.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Classes in the weaving of baskets are being formed by Rock Island High School girls.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council rejected an ordinance which would have forbidden the erection of garages or filling stations closer than 200 feet from a church.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Dr. R.B. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adel Anderson, 1210 3rd St. A, Moline, has been awarded the 1953 Ipatieff prize for outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis. The award, worth $3,000, is made by the American Chemical Society every three years. Dr. Anderson is assistant chief of the U.S. Bureau of Mines synthetic fuels reserve laboratory.

1977 -- 25 years ago
It looks like a bicycle and acts like a motorcycle. Or, maybe it looks like a motorcycle and acts like a bicycle. It is a hybrid contraption called a moped and, since Gov. James Thompson made mopeds legal on Illinois streets last month, area merchants have launched a full-scale campaign to fill the state's highways and byways with the motorized bicycles.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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