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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