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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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