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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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