Day in history for June 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The average daily attendance at the Rock Island Public Library during May was 159. Members of the library board are Messrs. Burrall, McMasters, Jones, Speidel, Gest, Sweeney, McElherne, Spencer and Curtis.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Alderman Charles Heideman, Rock Island, was thrown from his wagon on Fourth Avenue and Fifteenth Street when his horse became unmanageable.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Christian Pederson was elected head of Ucal Lodge of the Odd Fellows.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island High School students who think they'd like teaching as a life's profession will get a chance to find out ``for sure'' because of a special course introduced this past semester for the first time. Seven senior girls comprised the ``guinea pig'' group and three 6-week ``training'' periods have convinced them all that they have made the right choice.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. Franklin Bergman of Hampton has received word that her son, Ronald Sutton of Yucca Valley, California, has been selected as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America for 1975. Only a select number of teachers across the United States have been awarded this high honor. Sutton is director of a reading center, a program designed to help children to master reading. It serves all children, gifted, average and handicapped.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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