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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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