Day in history for May 27, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Forty-three men are at work in the Rock Island Arsenal cleaning and repairing breach-loading muskets. One hundred men are engaged in harness and other leather work.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Harry A. Westerman, treasurer of the Davenport Barbers' Union, is missing. So are between $300 and $400 belonging to the union and to friends that he ``touched'' before leaving town a couple of weeks ago.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Children of the Rock Island schools will observe Memorial Day and representatives of the Grand Army of the Republic will visit the schools.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Police today began investigation of a third burglary in less than a year in which large quantities of whisky were taken at the Dude Ranch, 530 7th St., Rock Island. Burglars who entered the tavern some time after 12:30 o'clock this morning took 60 bottles of whisky, 56 cartons of cigarets, three boxes of cigars and $15, according to Gene Stein, tavern operator. The loss was put at about $400.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Davenport police juvenile authorities charged a nine-year-old Davenport boy with six charges of breaking and entering. It was the 50-pound youth's 19th arrest. Juvenile officers said the boy confessed under questioning that he had been involved in about 20 break-ins of homes, commercial establishments, garages and autos over the past several weeks and that he had stolen eight purses, including one belonging to his teacher.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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