Day in history for June 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A lightning bolt caused damage totaling $6,000 to the farm of James H. Paddleford, east of Cleveland in Henry County. The resulting fire destroyed his barn and five valuable horses.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. W.H. Gest was elected president of the Mission Kindergarten Association at the annual meeting of the group.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Morris S. Heagy was elected president of the Rock Island Clearing House Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The face and hands of the 85-year-old clock in the Clock Tower Building on Rock Island Arsenal will be repainted this summer, the district office of the U.S. Engineers said today. Engineers asked for bids today on repainting the clock and doors and window frames in the building and in the adjacent motor shop.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Rona Black, Rock Island, roller-skated down the wedding aisle. So did the bridegroom, Richard McConnell, Hillsdale, and the entire wedding party. Rona and Richard decided to be married in a roller-skating wedding because it was something different and because both are avid skaters. ``I called just about every minister in town,'' said Rona. ``Most of them said that a wedding should be performed in the church, not the roller rink.'' They were married by Rev. George Loveland, Moline, at Skateland in East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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