Day in history for January 27, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Acts to charter the Mississippi Railroad Bridge Company at Rock Island and to establish a state road between Rock Island and Peoria have passed the Illinois legislature.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.K. Findley of Central Presbyterian Church preached this morning on ``The Only Hope of the Reformed Man.''

1903 -- 100 years ago
The grand jury reported 115 indictments in circuit court, these being inclusive of the indictment of James Darnell, Rock Island chief of police, who was charged with failing to take action against law violators. Mayor Knox was one of the witnesses. The chief's bond was set at $1,500.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Daniel F. Paul was elected president of the medical and surgical staff of St. Anthony's Hospital.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The piano situation in Moline public schools is becoming acute. On the basis of a report submitted to Dr. Alex Jardine, superintendent of schools, by the music department, 24 pianos situated in various schools are beyond repair.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Louisa Hott and Doris Borzick, East Moline, share a disturbing problem, rust-colored water. They brought their problem before the city council. They placed a jar full of the dirty water in front of finance committee members. The committee voted unanimously to allocate $8,500 to reroute water lines at the end of 27th Ave. Ct., a dead-end street.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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