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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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