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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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