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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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