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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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