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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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