Day in history for June 23, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The candidates passing the teachers' examination were Miss E. Bunnell of Geneseo, Miss L.K. Fleming of Rock Island and Miss E.E. Anthony of Monmouth.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Johnson of Springlake, Ark., accepted a call to the pastorate at Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island. He will succeed the Rev. T.W. Grafton.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Daniel T. Martin was elected vice president of the Luther League of the Rock Island district at the convention held in the city.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Everything but the bill collector has been pulled from Rock Island's letter collection boxes. And any day that, too, could happen. Already, fantastic finds such as corn plasters, shaving mugs, lipsticks and goggles have leered at blue-suited carriers who innocently open the green metal boxes expecting to find letters.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A little bit of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., has arrived in the Quad-Ciites. The Evyan Perfume collection of First Lady dolls will be on display at Younkers, Southpark Mall. The collection, valued at $100,000, is comprised of exact replicas of the Inaugural Ball gowns worn by the 28 first ladies who occupied the White House.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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