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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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