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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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