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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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