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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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