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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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