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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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