Day in history for July 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dr. C. Truesdale and Mr. McMaster were elected to the Rock Island board of education.

1900 -- 100 years ago
John Leaf was elected president of the Carpenters and Joiners union of Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Betty Jane Rettig, 5, given poison by mistake for medicine, was saved through prompt medical attention.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Girls with musical talent, who would like to appear on the radio, will be given an opportunity in a talent hunt being launched by WHBF. Winners will appear on a coast-to-coast broadcast on ABC, on the Hormel Girls band program, to be presented in Rock Island on Sunday, Aug. 13. Auditions will be held at the WHBF studios in the Safety Building, Rock Island, Thursday night beginning at 7 o'clock. A talent scout of the Hormel girls will be in charge.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The air Quad-Citians were breathing yesterday contained a record level of pollutants, causing discomfort for those with respiratory problems. But a spokesman for the Quad-City Area Regional Air Pollution Control Agency said the high level was not considered dangerous or a cause for alarm. The pollution level of 75 reached yesterday was the highest since the readings began in 1972. A reading in the 80s or 90s is considered bad, and levels over 100 are dangerous.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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