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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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