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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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