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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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