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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