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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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