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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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