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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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