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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