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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