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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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