Day in history for July 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
We would suggest to the Moline council that they appoint a smelling committee to go about our city and see that everything is made clean. Hot weather is coming on very fast and sickness will be in our midst before we know it if things are left as they are now.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Dilworth, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Moline, resigned his pastorate to go to Alaska in search for gold.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Charles J. Larkin was reelected president of the Rock Island library board.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An argument over a cherry tree resulted in Davenport police being summoned yesterday. Officers said a woman was picking cherries and that neighbors were pulling on the limbs, apparently trying to shake her out of the tree. They said branches from the tree hung over a boundary line into a neighbor's yard.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A car built 15 years ago by Moline's Harvey Isaacson has been rebuilt and is being driven by his 13-year-old daughter Laurie. Isaacson built his ``Chug,'' as he calls it, from tools and materials found at home. The frame is 1'' pipe. It has a 4 h.p. motor, standard transmission, hydraulic brakes and a 1-gallon gas tank. Top speed is about 15 m.p.h., and it is driven on a path in the Isaacsons' 2-acre wooded backyard.

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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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