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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