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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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