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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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