Day in history for May 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wood, a carpenter, was injured when he fell from the roof of the old Castle home on Illinois Street, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Gen. J.C. Black will be principal speaker at the Rock Island Memorial Day service. The general is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Cable.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sheriff Clarence L. Edwards of Rock Island was elected president of the LeRoy A. Goddard class of the Moline Lodge of Perfection.

1950 -- 50 years ago
John Lievens of Moline, a student at Alleman High School, Rock Island, won sixth place and a $50 cash award in the ``Selling as a Career'' contest held under auspices of sales managers bureaus throughout the United States. The sales managers bureau of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce sponsored the local essay contest, and three essays from the Quad-Cities area were entered in national competition. The three students will be guests of the sales managers bureau at the next meeting June 20.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Dave Johansen, health educator with the Rock Island County Department of Public Health, said that ``The county is suffering from a head lice problem. We are finding it can happen to anyone, no matter where they live.'' If you suspect your child has lice, please check with your doctor. This will prevent an outbreak from becoming an epidemic.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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