Day in history for May 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wood, a carpenter, was injured when he fell from the roof of the old Castle home on Illinois Street, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Gen. J.C. Black will be principal speaker at the Rock Island Memorial Day service. The general is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Cable.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sheriff Clarence L. Edwards of Rock Island was elected president of the LeRoy A. Goddard class of the Moline Lodge of Perfection.

1950 -- 50 years ago
John Lievens of Moline, a student at Alleman High School, Rock Island, won sixth place and a $50 cash award in the ``Selling as a Career'' contest held under auspices of sales managers bureaus throughout the United States. The sales managers bureau of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce sponsored the local essay contest, and three essays from the Quad-Cities area were entered in national competition. The three students will be guests of the sales managers bureau at the next meeting June 20.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Dave Johansen, health educator with the Rock Island County Department of Public Health, said that ``The county is suffering from a head lice problem. We are finding it can happen to anyone, no matter where they live.'' If you suspect your child has lice, please check with your doctor. This will prevent an outbreak from becoming an epidemic.

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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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