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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