Day in history for June 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Jenny Lind is a fine boat, having an entire new cabin, and new furniture. She is commanded by Capt. Clark.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Matthew Murphy, the tramp who lost both of his legs, is improving fast and unless some unforeseen accident occurs, will recover.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Hon. and Mrs. E.W. Hurst depart Monday for New York, whence they sail Tuesday for Switzerland for a sojourn of several months.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Thirty-one owners of gasoline stations in Rock Island object to a $25 yearly city license and have refused to pay.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Twenty-one county officials and courthouse employees lunched at the Rock Island County jail as guests of Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman and his staff. It was the start of a 3-day luncheon program the sheriff said was designed to acquaint county employees with facilities and operations at the jail.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Mrs. Donald George of Aledo says her son's five-year stint with the Moline Boys Choir was ''one of the nicest things that could happen to a small-town boy.'' The 43,016 miles she and her son, Chip, logged traveling to local concerts and practice sessions have reaped benefits that make all those long hours on the road worthwhile. Chip, 14, got to travel with the choir to more than 28 states, Canada and Mexico, meeting new friends, sharpening his musical skills and broadening his horizons.
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