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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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