Day in history for May 31, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Among the new books at Rock Island Public Library are ``Lorna Doone,'' ``Canterbury Tales'' and ``Count of Monte Cristo.''
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- B.E. Robb of Rock Island narrowly escaped death when he attempted to cross the tracks in front of an oncoming passenger train.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The street car operators have voted to strike unless Tri-City Railway Co. grants a new wage and working agreement. The present rate is 58 1/2 cents.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island has received special recognition in the national pedestrian protection contest sponsored in 1949 by the American Automobile Association, according to a communication received today in the office of Mayor Melvin L. McKay. Lou E. Holland, A.A.A. president, commends the city for its safety record last year when Rock Island had no pedestrians killed on city streets. The only traffic fatality resulted from a motorcycle stunting mishap.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Bill Allee from East Moline will be making his third appearance at the NAIA national tennis tournament in Kansas City. He and Ken Siebold will be the ``veterans'' as Augustana College makes its second straight appearance in the national event. The Vikings advance on the basis of their NAIA district 20 victory.
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