Day in history for May 27, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Several large buildings and two horse barns were destroyed by an early morning fire in Danville. Nine horses also perished in the blaze.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Oliver Olson, Rock Island, left the city for New York, from which point he sailed for Europe.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Phil Miller resigned as chief of police in Rock Island. He had held the office for more than 25 years.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates were tied for second place in the National League.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Americans are getting bigger, and so are their beds. Time was when a mattress 75 inches in length was considered plenty long for a good night's sleep. But now the bedding manufacturers have come up with ''supersize'' beds 82 1/2 inches long.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A state fire marshal has been summoned to investigate a fire in Rock Island that caused an estimated $80,000 damage to a downtown apartment and liquor-storage building early this morning. Fire investigators took some materials in evidence after the fire at 2029 4th Ave.
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