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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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