Day in history for June 5, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Hakes And Dart firm at Milan has erected a new water wheel and the paper mill is now running night and day.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Capt. John Streckfus awarded the contract for the erection of the Acme Packet Co.'s steamboat warehouse to Heideman And Schroeder.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Henry W. Horst Co. was awarded the contract for excavation and the foundation of the Fort Armstrong Hotel in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Sunday afternoon crowds along Rock Island's water front and pleasure boat excursionists were witness to the first immersion baptism of the season held by the Bethel Assembly of God, 519 13th Ave. The church holds several such river baptismal services each year. The congregation numbers about 200 and the church has just installed an air conditioning system which will be dedicated next Sunday. This is the first Quad-Cities church to be air-conditioned.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois House has approved a bill which would hike the state minimum wage from the current $1.90 to $2.30 by 1977. The bill would raise the pay to $2.20 next Jan. 1 and to $2.30 a year later. For workers under 18 years old, the bill would hike the current minimum wage of $1.55 to $1.75 next year and then to $1.95 by Jan. 1, 1977.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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