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: 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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