Day in history for June 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
As one of the Cleland Bros. was tying their team near their marble shops, the other one jumped from the wagon, and lighting on a brick, was thrown against one of the horses, scaring them and causing them to run away.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Friends of the Rev. and Mrs. Clyde W. McCord gave a party at the Watch Tower in honor of their recent marriage.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. M.A. Hollingsworth and Mrs. F.D. Seward became the first women in 32 years to win places on the Rock Island Board of Education.

1951 -- 50 years ago
If finding one 4-leaf clover is lucky, a 11-year-old Rock Island girl should have fortune galore. She found 71 4-leaf clovers and six 5-leaf clovers in a half hour yesterday afternoon. The ``lucky'' girl is Suzy King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan M. King, Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline officials have taken a page from the housewife's book and will hold a ``garage'' sale of used equipment. Housewives, however don't usually have a bulldozer taking up space in the basement family room nor do they have traffic signal controls cluttering up the linen closet. But Moline does, figuratively speaking of course, and will hold its first ever city wide auction. Items also for sale are 26 picnic tables, 15 pieces of deck and patio furniture, an electrical generator, 7 1968-70 model cars, 2 coal baskets, manual typewriters, and 10 pre-cast concrete light poles.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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