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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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