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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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