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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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