Day in history for August 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A new post office has been established half-way between Camden Mills (Milan) and Preemption. The new post office is named Boyne, from a river in Ireland.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Methodist camp meeting is in progress in Tyndall's grove.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- T.R. Harris, 44, died in Dallas, Texas, and the body will be brought here for burial. Owing to his health, he was transferred to Dallas a year ago by the Rock Island Plow Company.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Richard C. Wells, formerly of WHBF, has been appointed announcer for WOC.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island police today planned questioning of several suspects in the theft of almost $50 from a child's bank at a Rock Island residence. The money apparently was taken between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday while the residence was unoccupied. The bank had been kept in a china closet. Nothing else in the house was disturbed.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A small iron foundry at the John Deere Plow and Planter Works in Moline will be phased out during 1980. The foundry, approximately 40 years old, employs 150 workers. The company said the employees will be shifted to other manufacturing jobs within the Quad-Cities Deere and Co. system. The company now concentrates foundry work in its newer, larger foundries such as the Deere Foundry in East Moline.
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