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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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