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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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