Day in history for June 16, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Five students at the first ward school in Rock Island who have not been absent for the year are James Farrell, Bertram Witten, Hattie Hall, John Kendall and Alice Huber. William Henderson of the same room has not been absent or tardy for three years.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Harland Herbert was the only pupil in the first grade of Washington School, Rock Island, who was not absent or tardy for the entire school year.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A celebration will mark the inauguration of the new white way lighting system in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The first DC-6, a 4-engine United Airlines commercial airplane to land at the Quad-City Airport, south of Moline, arrived at 8:35 a.m. this morning on a regular Chicago-Moline-Omaha route, which is usually made by a DC-4. The DC-6 carries 52 passengers, not including 6 lounge seats, while the DC-4 carries a maximum of 44 passengers.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Financial Aids Office at Black Hawk College is cranking out comic books to help students and parents overcome the idea that a person with an empty billfold can't afford to go to college. The three-page book features ``Frugal Man,'' a comic book character created by Bill Hannan, calligraphy instructor in the college's art department.

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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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