Day in history for November 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A special election will be held in the First ward Dec. 4 to elect two aldermen. Voting will take place in the courthouse. At the regular city election, the First ward votes were thrown out as fraudulent.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John W. Larkin, fireman on the Coal Valley railroad, married Charlotte Plunk. A few moments later Father Mackin also officiated at the marriage of James E. Larkin, foreman at Rock Island Stove Co., and Clara Blake.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A lodge of Elks will be organized in Rock Island soon.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Argus will sponsor a Christmas home-lighting decoration contest and will award prizes.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A group of Green Rock mothers have banded together to form a bridge patrol for first grade children at the Hennepin canal span. Each mother has a certain day in which to serve and each mother has a substitute. They hope to avoid another canal accident that nearly proved fatal to one small boy last month.

1977 -- 25 years ago
How cold was it in Normal Friday night at the Geneseo-Metamora Class 3A state championship football game? Temperature at game time was 9 above zero, and with a west wind of 10 to 15 miles an hour the wind chill factor dropped the temperature to 12 below. In the game Geneseo rolled to a surprisingly easy repeat of its Class 3A championship, 34-0 over Metamora.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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