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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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