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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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