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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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