Day in history for June 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new Masonic Temple in Rock Island was formally dedicated to the service of that order by an oration by Honorable J.A. Parvin, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Iowa.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, had a trolley party.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Two hours after a spectacular holdup of the cashier of the Fort Theater, in which $208 was taken, two young bandits from Chicago were captured by vigilantes headed by the sheriff of Whiteside County.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Miss Patricia Tillberg, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Walter A. Tillberg of Moline, won first in a poster contest at the Augustana Luther League convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 5,000 young persons from all parts of the United States and Canada attended the convention.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sgt. Otto Rumberg, the ``bullet man'' of Silvis, works quietly in the basement of city hall, indulging in his favorite hobby, bullet making, which also has turned out to be quite a money saver for the Silvis Police Department. Combining the precision of a scientist and the patience and skill of an artist, Rumberg has been making practice bullets for the Silvis Police Department for almost 10 years. ``A commercial box of 50 bullets for the department costs $11.50, and I can reload a box for $5.50,'' he said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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