Day in history for June 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Lamont and W.S. George have opened a boarding and sale stable at Wright's old stand on the levee in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School graduated a class of 36 students.

1925 -- 75 years ago
W.J. Quinlan purchased the Rock Island-Davenport ferry from Capt. Marcus L. Henderson, who will retire.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's milk sanitation program has been rated 93.03 out of a possible 100 percent as a result of a joint state aid federal survey conducted in May, William R. March, city health officer, was informed today. The city's milk program was complimented by Dr. Roland R. Cross, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The survey indicates Rock Island's milk supply has improved considerably over previous ratings.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Governor Daniel Walker reiterated that the East Moline State Hospital would not be closed, citing $81,000 in improvements under way. Walker said a $55,000 fire-alarm system and a $26,000 emergency generator are near completion. ``I recall visiting the hospital last year and telling workers and employees that we are not closing the hospital, and we are not.'' Walker said, ``My chief concern is upgrading the facility.''

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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