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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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