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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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