Day in history for June 20, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Charley Chapin, clerk of Wadsworth And Parson's store, Rock Island, nearly lost his life when his skiff capsized in the river.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The candidacy of George F. Roth for the Rock Island School Board was announced.

1925 -- 75 years ago
P.J. Colligan, a native of Rock Island, has been appointed superintendent of the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lines succeeding Samuel W. Mullinix, who died.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Leo Paul Tallman, who lives on Colona Avenue, near the WHBF radio towers, was surprised this morning while operating her television set, when the test pattern from station WCBS, New York City, came in clearly on channel 2 without changing her aerial. She said her set regularly brings in programs clearly from Philadelphia, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, Milwaukee and Cincinnati.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The pathology laboratory at Moline Public Hospital, under the direction of Dr. N.T. Braatelien, was awarded a certificate of accreditation this week by the College of American Pathologists. The laboratory successfully met the college's standards of laboratory performance and the criteria of an intensive on-site inspection by the examiner of the college.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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