Day in history for June 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island police records show 50 arrests were made in the city during June. Twelve were for drunk and disorderly conduct.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Franklin Williams was named director and E.C. Eberhardt manager of the newly organized Modern Woodmen of America band.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Defeated in seeking further delays, John P. Looney went on trial in Rock Island Circuit Court.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A 2 1/2-hour afternoon program will mark the official start of television on station WHBF-TV at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Several ``dry'' runs have been used in testing the last few days, in order to insure all equipment being in working order when the official air time arrives tomorrow. WHBF-TV is the 106th television station of the 109 in the United States authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to go on the air up to this time.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A public hearing on the 15 percent rate increase being requested in Moline by Quint-Cities Cablevision Inc. is being held tonight at city hall. Citizens are invited to attend the hearing, set up by the city council's license and franchise committee. The proposed increase would increase the present monthly service charge of $5.95 for residential units to $6.95.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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