Day in history for August 27, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The fire this afternoon was an ice house in the rear of John Goodman's house, just above Keator's lumber yard.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Harry Sage relinquished the management of the Rock Island baseball team and Dominick Mullaney, first baseman and captain, was elected to that position.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Trains bearing Pola Negri, film star and reputed fiancee of the late Rudolph Valentino, eastward, and carrying herself and Valentino's body back to the coast, providing she obtains permission to arrange the burial there, will both pass through Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Winning the Quad-City tennis tournament for the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Dick Hainline of Rock Island took permanent possession of the traveling trophy in the feature event of the 3-day meet last night. Miss Betty Hasson of Moline is the new women's champion of the Quad-City Open, which attracted more than a hundred players from a score of tennis centers in Illinois and Iowa.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After more than 50 years at hard labor in the East Moline police station, Eugene Moens, 74, will walk out at the end of this week a free man. During the past few years, Moens has worked at the department as a special officer and general handyman. For most of his half century with the department, Moens directed traffic, checked parking lots and filled in whenever a shift patrol was shorthanded.

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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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