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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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