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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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