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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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