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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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