Day in history for June 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Encampment 12 of the I.O.O.F. Lodge are: Stephen Stadler, Fred Cramer, H.E. Fogg, Henry Grimm, Jacob Wollenhaupt and Charles Engel.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The foundation was laid for the new McCabe Store on 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A 50-year-old stone sewer at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, Rock Island, caved in and carried a large block of new paving with it.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Two Quad-Cities winners in the recent Cavalcade of Music presentation in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday received $10 cash awards for their ``superior'' ratings at the show. They are: James Fuller, 1320 43rd St., Rock Island, who did a song and tap dance; and Sally Youngren, 1505 15th St., Moline, who did a toe and ballet.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Considering the temperature and humidity yesterday, it was at least an understandable crime. Someone stole a 15 1/2 gallon keg of beer from a Flynn Beverage Co. delivery truck in East Moline. Joe DeSutter, East Moline, the truck driver, said he was making a delivery at the Velvet Touch Tavern when the theft occurred. The loss was $27.75.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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