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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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