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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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