Day in history for May 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
To preserve eggs mix one bushel of lime into whitewash and two pounds of salt, half a pound of cream of tarter, and drop in your eggs gently, day, by day, until you have as many as the liquid will cover.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A mixed raft of logs and lumber towed by the Wyman X cracked up on Pier 4 of the Rock Island bridge, swinging around so as to strike Pier 5 also. Bridge men cut away the logs to clear the north draw channel.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. H.J. Carpenter left for Girardeau, Mo., to join her husband, who has been named auditor of the St. Louis And Gulf Railroad.

1927 -- 75 years ago
School children of the county are contributing to a fund for a memorial to a teacher who lost her life protecting her pupils during a tornado in Greene County, Illinois.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Their walkout over, Quad-City carpenters returned to work with the promise of a fatter pay envelope in a month or so. The threat that the entire construction industry will be shut down is over. The pay increase of 10 cents an hour will become effective as soon as construction industries stabilization council approval is forthcoming. The contract calls for another nickel boost an hour on Oct. 1.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Opposition is continuing to mount against the city's selection of an 80-acre tract in southwest Rock Island for a proposed new sanitary landfill.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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