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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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