Day in history for October 27, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The whole Democratic ticket was elected in Henry County. Stephen Palmer defeated Henry G. Griffin, Whig, 439 to 243, for county judge.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- An attempt has been made to assassinate the king of Spain.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Engineer Robert McQuade and Fireman Isaac T. Wardell, both of Rock Island, were injured when train 50 was derailed at LeClaire, Iowa.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- A canoe in which two East Moline high school students were hunting ducks tipped over in the Mississippi. Harold Tietink drowned. Darrell Barritt was rescued.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Letters denying rumors to the effect the J.I. Case Bettendorf Works will be sold or shut down have been sent out to company employees by Works Manager T.E. Stahl. ``I have no idea where such stories originated and sincerely hope no employee has taken them seriously,'' Stahl said. Company officials in the home office in Racine, Wis., have told local managers there are no immediate or future plans to drop any of the Quad-City plants.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A Black Hawk College security guard had decided to give up his gun in order to hold onto his job in the latest chapter of a long-simmering dispute over the school's ban against armed watchmen. Greg Crouch, also a Port Byron policeman, was suspended after he came to work wearing a pistol on his belt.
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