Day in history for June 18, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Public Library has placed under a debt of thankful obligation to Mr. L.E. Hemenway for this generous donation of magazine literature. The gift consists of the back volumes of that favorite monthly ``The Atlantic.''

1900 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that sprinkling wagons will succeed the electric sprinkler in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The striking sheet metal workers returned to work when employers met their demands for $1.12 1/2 an hour.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A thief who stole 253 ice cream bars and four cases of pop from a stand at Prospect Park is being hunted by Moline police. William Broderick, 950 24th St., operator of the place, told police Saturday night that 18 dozen bars and a case of pop were missing. He amended this later saying that two more boxes of bars and more pop were missing. Total loss is estimated at $13.30, police said.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Many acres of crops that had grown too high to cultivate in Wethersfield Twp. now stand barren as if a glacier had swept over middle Henry County. Farmers are still in disbelief of the toll the golf ball sized hail stones have taken on their crops. Foliage from crops and debris mounted as high as 8 feet in the ditches and lower land.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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