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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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