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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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