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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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