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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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