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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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