Day in history for May 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
It has been decided to remove the old 40-foot, 2-story brick building on the Rock Island House property.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The official board of Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, voted to recommend the Rev. Henry Pearce Atkins for the pastorate of the church.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island county veterans are boosting Judge Ben D. Farrar for state commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Davenport has a population of 73,476, according to unofficial figures announced today by P.J. Cerretti, census supervisor for the first Iowa district. The figures show an increase of 7,437, or 11.5 per cent, over the population total of 66,039 given for Davenport following the 1940 census. The population of the greater Davenport area, including suburban districts, is estimated at 80,000 by the census supervisor.

1975 -- 25 years ago
For the second time in as many years, Geneseo is being televised for inclusion in an American documentary to be viewed in Europe. Jean Lafevre, a representative of French Broadcasting in the U.S., and a film crew shot scenes and locales, which may be part of a film, to be shown over French TV during President Ford's visit to Europe next month. Speaking of Geneseo, Lafevre said, ``I think it is truly American.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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