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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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