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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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