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: 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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