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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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