Day in history for June 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
One of the finest ornaments of Moline is the silent city known as Riverside Cemetery. When the plan of improvements now begun is carried to completion the citizens of Moline may well claim the most beautiful burial grounds in this section of the state.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The work of laying the steel rails for the bridge connecting Rock Island with the Arsenal was begun.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sherman W. Searle, Rock Island, was reappointed assistant director of the Illinois department of public welfare by Governor Small.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Reports that the Tri-City Lines are for sale were confirmed today by C.P. Conrad, president of the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., operator of the bus system. Mr. Conrad said the reason the bus system is for sale is that the ``securities and exchange commission does not look with favor on a gas and electric company owning and operating a transportation system.''

1975 -- 25 years ago
Gym classes in most schools and colleges in the United States will be sexually integrated, except for bodily contact sports, under new rules announced by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Schools must insure that physical education classes and activities, which are separate, are comparable for members of each sex.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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