Day in history for June 27, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The horse car stables at Centre Station have been cleaned and renovated throughout and the stalls newly whitewashed, presenting a fresh and cheerful appearance.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Totten's Music Store was moved into its new quarters, 1726-28 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A crowd of 75 attended the dedication of the boulder marking the site where the first house was built in Rock Island at 28th Street and 5th Avenue.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Heavy rain splattered over the Quad-Cities this morning, making the 17th day on which rain has fallen in this area during the month. The morning's precipitation measured .64 of an inch, bringing the total so far this month to 6.55, or 2.44 inches more than the normal 4.11 for the month of June. Glumly, the weatherman issued a forecast of more showers or thunderstorms tonight.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Most family reunions are just a picnic in a park. But not so when the Ruggles clan gets together. They really do it up right. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Ruggles of Moline will be hosting about 60 people from 10 states. Activities over the weekend include a breakfast at their home, lunch at Riverside Park, a tour of the John Deere Administrative Center, a boat ride, a visit to Niabi Zoo, a worship service conducted by family members and a picnic before the out-of-towners take off for home.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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