Day in history for May 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Covell's Beberine Mixture is a positive cure for fever and ague and all bilious diseases.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The spring meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Assn. yesterday was a success with fully 800 persons in attendance.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Promises of $45,000 have been obtained for the $100,000 Rock Island factory fund during the first two days of campaigning by solicitors.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans for the removal of the McCabe Dry Goods Co., Rock Island, from the present location at 1713 3rd Ave. to the building formerly occupied by the Hadley Furniture Co. before August 1, were made today by E.E. Scott, general manager of the store.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Moline American Legion and W.L. Velie Jr. Post, VFW, will raise the flag in two special ceremonies in downtown Moline Thursday morning to mark the Memorial Day. The Legion drum and bugle corps and color guard, and the VFW firing squad will raise the flag at City Hall at 7:30 and then will officiate at the flag-raising in Stephens Square, 19th St. and 6th Ave., immediately afterwards.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Reversing a two-year-old department policy, Rock Island County Sheriff Randy Heaton Wednesday made bulletproof vests optional for deputies, after several complained of discomfort.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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