Day in history for May 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The two children of Mr. McElherne, Rock Island, were injured when struck by falling lumber. They were playing on a lumber pile.

1900 -- 100 years ago
All members of the anti-cigarette league are requested to be present at a meeting in First Methodist Church, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A.F. Parson, Rock Island, suffered a concussion of the brain and other injuries in an automobile accident.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A wild water fight between an irate Davenport property owner and several dozen Davenport high school students threatened to develop into an all-school melee before the arrival of police today noon. Dr. Raymond Hixson, 1126 Harrison St., who lives across the street from the high school, was knocked to the ground by a student. Several students were soaked with water from a garden hose in the hands of Dr. Hixson. Dr. Hixson told police he used the garden hose on the students after all other attempts to keep them off his lawn had failed.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A Quad-Cities ballet company has been formed, a first for the area. The Centennial Dance Theater will present its first dance program at St. Ambrose College. The company was formed in January and is under the direction of Lawrence Quell of Davenport and Linda Aldrich of East Moline. There are 23 dancers, ranging in age from 13 to 30.

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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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