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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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