Day in history for December 27, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Weekly Republican will give earnest support to the principles of the Democratic Party, believing Franklin Pierce is a standard bearer of the true old Hickory stamp.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus said the Mississippi River is open all the way from St. Paul to the gulf.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Architect F.F. Borgolte sues Rock Island school board for $1,500 claimed as commission on new high school. School board says it refused commission because cost exceeded his estimate.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Salvation Army entertains 200 children at annual Christmas party.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Safe crackers, who may have used gas masks, got $254 from a safe at Mills Chevrolet Co., 515 13th St., Moline. Det. Sgt. Glenn Petersen said the safe from which the money was taken automatically released a vial of tear gas when it was forced open. Petersen said the smell of tear gas was so strong that he had to vent the auto firm office with a fan for about 15 minutes before entering it.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Flashing red lights are being installed at both approaches to the Ill. 84 bridge over the Rock River at Green Rock. The state-financed project will provide a warning for travelers approaching the narrow bridge, the site of many serious accidents.
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