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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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