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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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