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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