Day in history for June 26, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The troublesome ``Exchange Street Gang'' is wanted by police for stoning and throwing mud at the Methodist church in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
C.A. Windau, a Moline jeweler, invented what is believed to be the first aluminum solder.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Margaret Montgomery of Rock Island was starred in the movies as the leading lady of Harry Langdon, famous comedian.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Prosper VanMeulebrock and daughter, Marie, Moline's crusading mother and daughter team who crashed the headlines two years ago in a war on gambling, plan to return to the firing line, they have announced. Mrs. VanMeulebrock said she and her daughter will enlist the aid of the clergy in a fight to keep women and small children out of bars.

1975 -- 25 years ago
With the approach of July 4, seven Moline retail stores have been ordered to take trick noise makers off their shelves by the city fire department. The noise makers called ``Fun Snaps'' are designed to go off on impact and even though they contain a very small amount of powder the items are illegal. It is conceiveable the noise makers could result in some child getting hurt.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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