Day in history for May 23, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A burglar ransacked the residence of Miss Crawford on Highland Street, Rock Island, although nothing of value was taken.

1900 -- 100 years ago
It is rumored that the Rock Island Lines will build a roundhouse at the recently purchased switch yards at the eastern limits of Moline.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Emil F. Bergren was elected president of the Rock Island high school parent-teacher association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Patricia Janssens, 14, daughter of Detective Sergeant and Mrs. Elmer J. Janssens, Rock Island, was honored as the ``policewoman of tomorrow'' at the 2nd annual convention of the Illinois Policewoman's Association which concluded during the weekend at Chicago. The Rock Island girl, who states she wants to be a policewoman, shared honors at the convention with Mrs. Anna Loucks, 79, Chicago, the oldest living policewoman in Illinois.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An explosion ripped through the International Multifood Corp. elevator in Davenport shortly after noon today. An undetermined number of people were injured. A helicopter was used to rescue two men from the roof of the 300 to 400 foot high elevator. People at the scene said glass, concrete and steel sprayed the area around the six elevators. Windows in nearby buildings were blown out.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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