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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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