Day in history for June 24, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Marshal Hawes and Policeman Ankrum arrested two young men on Eagle Street, Rock Island. The men answered the description of two highway robbers wanted in Davenport.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. C.S. Spaulding is being considered for the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
An appropriation of $784,869 was passed by the Rock Island city council for the operation of the city government during the next year.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Miss Darlene Anderson of Moline last night was selected from 14 girls to be Miss Moline of 1950 in the second annual pageant, sponsored by the Moline junior association of commerce, in Calvin Coolidge junior high school auditorium. Approximately 400 attended the pageant. Miss Anderson, who is 21, was crowned by Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf and awarded the Miss Moline trophy and a $350 scholarship by William Pape, pageant general chairman.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Steve Eddy, star right-handed pitcher for East Moline's baseball team the past two seasons, has signed a professional contract with the California Angels organization. Eddy, the Angels' 19th-round selection in the major league player draft 3 weeks ago, will join the Angels farm club in Idaho Falls in the Pioneer League.

Back: Available days in June 2000



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)