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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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