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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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