Day in history for May 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
John McGovern of Orion had a new buggy and harness stolen. The rig was valued at $350.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Passenger officials of trunk lines running out of Chicago are considering having church services on the trains.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Vedis Brooks, a senior at Rock Island High School, won first honors in the Big Eight stenographic contest.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A display of military, naval and air strength lasting all day will mark the Quad-Cities observance tomorrow of the first annual Armed Forces Day, proclaimed by President Truman to publicize unity among the three separate services. One of the features will be the appearance of a huge B-36 global bomber along with 40 other bombers, fighters and cargo carriers. Quad-Cities residents will be treated to the most impressive exhibition of aerial strength in many years when flights of bombers and fighter planes wing over the area.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Mississippi River slipped below flood stage today leaving behind cleanup work. Moline street department crews were out cleaning up River Drive and removing portions of the earthen dike constructed along the street from 52nd to 55th streets. In figures released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it was estimated that the emergency levee prevented an additional $80,000 in flood damage in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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