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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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