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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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