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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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