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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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