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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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