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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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