Day in history for June 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A hog pen was destroyed and a number of hogs were burned to death at the farm of Mr. Hoffmeyer on Green Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. G.B. Simons, pastor of First Baptist Church, Rock Island, preached the baccalaureate sermon to the Rock Island High School graduating class.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Gustav Andreen preached the baccalaureate sermon to Augustana seniors, inaugurating commencement week exercises.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A 36-year-old Davenport ironworker was arrested Tuesday night in the Davenport business district while wearing women's clothing. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail late yesterday afternoon by Davenport Police Magistrate John J. McSwiggen on disorderly conduct charges. He complained that a woman can walk down the street dressed in men's clothing without attracting any attention, but when a man wears women's clothing on the street, he's thrown in jail.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities failed to meet a federal deadline for air pollution standards but overall, the areas air pollution is declining, according to local officials. State and federal officials said that the Quad-Cities, along with at least 159 other areas in the country, failed to meet federal standards set by the Environmental Quality Act of 1970.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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