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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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