Day in history for June 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
W.G. Schoot, George Cooper and John Carlstedt of Dimock, Gould And Co.'s mill have built a handsome little side-wheel pleasure boat which they have christened the ``Ida.'' It is not intended to accommodate parties numbering more than two people.

1900 -- 100 years ago
W.W. Clarke, Rock Island, was appointed justice of the peace to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice David Hawes.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Raymond W. Criswell was elected president of the Rock Island School Alumni Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
One of the largest turnouts of voters for a special referendum election in Rock Island's history is expected tomorrow when citizens ballot on proposals to increase police and fire protection tax levies by $232,559.15. Interest in tomorrow's referendum has been heightened by a recommendation of a tax analyst, sponsored by the Rock Island County Taxpayers Association, for the defeat of the tax increases, and by counter charges of city officials that the additional funds urgently are needed.

1975 -- 25 years ago
President Ford invited directors and officers of the American Newspaper Publishers Association to a luncheon at the White House. Among those attending was Len H. Small, president of The Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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