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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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