Day in history for April 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The wheat crop in this section looks fine and promises an unusual abundant yield.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Deputy Marshall Blackburn, on his way to Moline, fired at three men he suspected of being the parties who broke into the Negus home recently.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The bottling firm of Carse And Ohlweiler was incorporated with a capital of $30,000. Incorporators are Henry W. Carse, John Ohlweiler and John W. Carse.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Argus will conduct a contest to secure a name for the new public golf course at the south end of 38th Street.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport Police Chief Les Jurgens issued two warnings. The first was directed at Davenporters who are painting yellow, no parking lines on curbs in front of their homes or business establishments without official permission. Jurgens also warned motorists against turning south from 2nd Street at any time during the flood stage.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking protests or comments to an Omaha District, Corps of Engineers application for a new bridge to replace Moline's 16th St. bridge to the Rock Island Arsenal. The proposed bridge would span the Sylvan Slough parallel to the old structure and utilize the same approach. The old bridge is slated to be torn down. The Coast Guard will study the planned bridge's impact on human and wildlife environments before approval is given.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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