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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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