Day in history for May 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Chandler Robbins of Chicago has arrived in our city for the purpose of bringing out one of the most beautiful musical entertainments ever witnessed, entitled the Opera of Forest Festival.

1881 -- 125 years ago
John Lendoran, a bridge tender, lost his pocketbook yesterday while out bathing. Fortunately the purse only contained a small amount of money.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Plans for a club house were adopted at the meeting of the Rock Island Gun Club. It will cost in the neighborhood of $300 and will be erected at once on the club's grounds at the Watch Tower.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Consideration is being given by the Rock Island YWCA to acquisition of the Harms Hotel, 1st Avenue and 18th Street.

1956 -- 50 years ago
''This is one of the most beautiful spots I have seen in the entire state,'' Governor William S. Stratton said during the dedication of the new Rock River bridge and the new Erie Recreation Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Spike O'Dell, well-known KSTT Radio disc jockey, has resigned his job at the Davenport station and has accepted a similar position at Radio Station WBT-AM in Charlotte, N.C. O'Dell, who is from East Moline, will leave the Davenport station in July.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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