Day in history for June 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
J.W. Scott, who resides two miles east of Cambridge, injured his hand in a corn sheller at Orion. One finger was amputated.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Herman Kakert of Rock Island and Miss Mary Lage of Davenport were married at the home of the bridegroom's parents, 708 12th St.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sen. William B. McKinley pledged to seek a revival of the normal use of Rock Island Arsenal.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A huge tepee has been erected at the Girl Scouts' Camp Shabonee near Port Byron. The tepee, which is 13 feet tall and has a 54-inch base, was made two years ago, painted last year and erected for the first time only a few days ago. It will be used for Girl Scout ceremonial meetings. Mrs. Edward Bennett of Grand Mound, Iowa, is camp director this year. The tepee was painted under the direction of Mrs. Clyde Strickland, camp director last year.

1975 -- 25 years ago
George Silver, Bettendorf, president of Riverside Industrial Materials, Bettendorf, has been appointed a member of the 1975 committee of National United Nations Day. The committee will be inaugurated by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in New York City. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the United Nations.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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