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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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