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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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