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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