Day in history for June 28, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island delegates at the assembly of the five lodges of the Ancient Order of United Workmen were O.P. Titcomb, George Stocker and S.S. Hull.

1900 -- 100 years ago
William Trefz and John Spencer have consolidated their express business and will open an office in the Rock Island business district.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Among the candidates entered in the American Legion queen contest are: Anna Campbell, Julia Lofgren, Helen Mahan, Bernice McGucken, Pearl Mussman, Marjorie Sala, Adeline Schroeder, Patronilla Stauduhar, Lola Straw and Verda Voss.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Anyone who wants a barge loaded with coal can have it, and be paid for taking it, if he'll dig it out of the Mississippi River at Quincy. The Rock Island district office of U.S. Engineers today asked for bids on removing from the river channel a coal barge which sank at Quincy April 20. The successful bidder can have everything he digs out, provided he earns his bid price by clearing the channel.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A Moline girl, Lisa Deushane, 18, was voted first runner up at the National Turnfest Princess Pageant in St. Louis, Mo. The National Turnfest Princess is chosen every four years by the American Turners. Awards are given in swimming, diving, track And field and volleyball.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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