Day in history for July 4, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- A small fire was extinguished at the laundry just above Copp's Row on Illinois Street in Rock Island.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- In the future, the Rock Island Lines will not employ any person addicted to cigarettes.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- W.G. Harms was elected president of the Rock Island Exchange Club.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Not to be outdone by the girls, Optimist Park boys yesterday staged a beauty contest of their own. They dressed in girls' clothes and paraded before Mary Dossche, Mary Ann Mehurs and Gary Elias, the judges. Winners are: Harry Forret, Bobby Schoemoker, Virgil Johnson, Donna Schoemoker (to give the judges an idea) and Dennis Von Epps.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Tough enforcement of new state fire regulations may cause the closing of some non-profit day-care centers in Rock Island County. The 1909 state fire marshal's statute was rewritten two years ago and put into effect last January. The new code requires day-care centers to be equipped with special fire-alarm systems, enclosed kitchens and furnaces, and at least two protected exits. Directors of several day-care centers in Moline and Rock Island expressed concern over enforcement of the newer code, saying the cost of bringing their facilities up to code would force them to close their doors.
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