Day in history for June 4, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Captain W. O'Connell, of the Fourth United States Calvary, and Lieutenants C.H. Rockwell and C.P. Rodgers, of the Fifth, are in town to buy horses for their respective regiments.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Professor C.W. Foss, acting president of Augustana College, left with his family to spend the summer in Virginia.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Students and faculty of Rock Island High School honored the 1926 graduating class at a special assembly in the high school auditorium.

1951 -- 50 years ago
It's getting to be a monotonous assignment for Moline police. This morning, as they have done on frequent occasions in the past, they rounded up two stray horses and two stray donkeys which had rampaged through Morgan Park district, damaging lawns, flower beds and shrubs. Citizens complained about the strays at 5:45 a.m. and 45 minutes later the animals were corraled. A short time later the owner was found and notified to retrieve the animals.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Geneseo Kiwanis Club, in its first vote on the issue, has decided to continue its male-only membership policy, a move that has angered some women, while many remain indifferent. Barry Regan, president of the club, said the issue of letting women into the all-male service organization comes before each annual national convention, and a majority annually votes it down.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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