Day in history for February 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Charles Buford bought the corner lot opposite Doty's row and plans to erect a four-story brick building. (The Buford building was on the northeast corner of 2nd Avenue and 17th Street, Rock Island.)
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Mrs. Jane Andrews died of heart neuralgia while visiting Moline last night. The widow of Lemuel Andrews, a pioneer leading citizen of Rock Island, she was known for her many acts of Christian charity.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Peter Carstens of South Rock Island, who in his younger days drove freight wagons between Denver and California, died.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island High School won the Tri-City basketball championship by beating Moline, 17-13. Members of the Islander team were Dean Paulsen, Bob McDonald, Bert Durkee, Cliff Hobart, Max Fisher and William Brust. Robert Burgitt is their coach.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Davenport men teachers have launched a campaign for an increase of $200 a year in their salaries. Women teachers were not included in the petition filed with the Davenport Board of Education.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island's primary election Tuesday was an election that saw the first black ever elected to the council lead the race for mayor by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over his nearest rival, picking up 49 percent of the vote. Acting Mayor James Davis racked up 2,817 of the 5,666 ballots cast for mayor in the at-large primary.
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