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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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