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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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