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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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