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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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