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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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