Day in history for June 27, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Almost everybody is building board or gravel sidewalks in front of their property, as ordered by the Rock Island council. The town is beginning to look quite civilized.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Chicago White Stockings baseball team defeated the Davenport Nine, 9 to 8. The Chicago boys are superior at the bat while the Davenport boys look better in the field.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- When the Illinois child labor law goes into effect July 1, the Rock Island superintendent of schools will register all boys in the city. Boys under 14 years of age may not work in factories, thereafter and those under 16 will be limited to eight hours a day and 48 hours a week.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Nomination of Al Smith of New York as the Democratic candidate for president appears near at the party's convention in Houston, Texas.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A proposed 174-car off-street parking area in a portion of Spencer Square, Rock Island, won't be carried out until the federal government completes condemnation of the square, Mayor Carl F. Bauer announced today.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Moline Boys Choir Director Kermit Wells received a surprise birthday ``card'' from parents welcoming the group home after a 10-day eastern tour Tuesday night. Some 40 parents, brothers and sisters of choir members held the 96-foot banner across the Sears parking lot, waiting for the bus to arrive.
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