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: 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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