Day in history for July 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wagner is decorating the old part of his Rock Island brewery to make it uniform with his malt house.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Phil Mitchell, Rock Island, was named treasurer of the Rock Island Mutual Loan And Savings Association.

1925 -- 75 years ago
William W. Bowlby, Rock Island, retired music dealer, died.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Nine passengers were killed today in a freak collision of two sleek Sante Fe railway streamliners, both eastbound and running side by side. The number of injured ranged between 50 and 75. Some in hospitals in Galesburg and Peoria were in critical condition. Others were treated at the scene in emergency first aid stations and sent on their way. The wreck occurred early this morning at Monica, Ill., 148 miles southwest of Chicago. Monica is 30 miles east of Galesburg.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Terrence McCarter of East Moline earned runnerup honors in the National A.A.U. Wrestling meet held this weekend at Augustana College, Rock Island. McCarter won his first three matches in the 178 pound freestyle division before losing the national title. As a second place finisher he is eligible to participate in the Canadian tour next month.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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