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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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