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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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