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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