Day in history for June 20, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The billboards on the southeast corner of Illinois and Buffalo Streets, Rock Island, have had their height increased by the addition of two one foot boards, all the way around: ``Big circus coming.''
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- County Superintendent Ferguson left to attend the closing exercises of the Foster School.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- A crowd estimated at 10,000 looked through the beautiful new Fort Armstrong Hotel from basement to ninth floor at public inspection.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A brutal armed bandit is the object of a police search today following the holdup and beating of a night clerk at the Como Hotel, Rock Island, shortly after 5 o'clock this morning. The robber escaped with $51 of hotel funds and $50 belonging to the night clerk. The holdup victim, Ross C. McKiernan, 67, who resides at the hotel, is reported in fair condition today at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was struck at least a dozen times by the bandit and received a severe laceration on his forehead.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Kim Ramey, 14, and Louis Misfeldt, 15, both of Milan, won the junior dance competition in the Illinois-Wisconsin Bi-State Roller Skating Championship, held in Westmont, Ill. Kim, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ramey, also won the freshman girls figure skating championship. Louis, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Misfeldt, won the sophomore boys title.
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