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: 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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