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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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