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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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