Day in history for June 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The night trains between Rock Island and Racine and Milwaukee, Wis., were renewed.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Edward Dierolf, Rock Island, narrowly escaped death when he was buried under falling dirt at Paulsen's brick yards.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council refused to stand part of the expense with the park board for the widening of streets around Spencer Square.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A thrifty thief, who apparently believes in not taking more than he can use, was reported to Rock Island police yesterday by Robert N. Torgersen, proprietor of the H And T Grocery, 4111 7th Ave., Rock Island. Mr. Torgersen told police he has been missing bread from a delivery made each day at his store. He said the bread is left outside the store if it arrives before the store opens at 8 a.m. A thief has been taking two loaves of bread every other day.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The stamp collector's dream came true today in Rock Island with the formal dedication and opening of the Bi-State Stamp Dock in the lobby of the U.S. Postal Service's Rock Island Regional Office in the Federal Building. The stamp dock is an actual dock built in the lobby and surrounded by Mississippi River memorabilia. Collectors before had to write to Washington, D.C., to obtain their stamps.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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