Day in history for July 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Fuelmer of Rock Island was robbed by three men of $11 in cash and a check for $125.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Harry Smythe, formerly of Rock Island, has reportedly fallen heir to an estate of $1 million.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Charles Crawford, Edgington Township, was elected president of the Rock Island County Home Bureau.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Davenport police were notified last night by alarmed residents that a boy was running around in their neighborhood without any trousers. Police found the youth, but decided against arresting him after hearing his story. The 16-year-old-boy told officers he had been playing ``King of the Hills'' with a group of boys, and lost his pants in his enthusiasm. After being advised to take his sport with more calm, the youth donned his trousers and went home.

1975 -- 25 years ago
This spring Mrs. Helen Anderson of Bishop Hill organized a sewing bee every Wednesday in her home to preserve a bit of bicentennial heritage by wielding needles and thread on a century old Bishop Hill flag, hand-sewn in the colony in 1876. The centennial flag was found sealed in a tin cracker canister at the restored Bishop Hill Colony Store (formerly the village post office).

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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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