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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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