Day in history for September 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Burglars stole a quantity of silver service from the home of Colonel J.N. Macomb, Rock Island, and jewelry from the home of James S. Gilmore.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The old fashioned dance is returning to take the place of the musical form of gymnastics brought about by the rag time.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.W. Waterman won the Rock Island Arsenal ladies golf club championship.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In a totally unexpected move, the East Moline city council voted last night in favor of the installation of parking meters in the downtown area to provide revenue for a proposed general wage increase for city employees. The council action followed the presentation of a plea for a 25-cents per hour wage increase by members of the city street department, who walked off their jobs for one day last week to enforce their demands.

1975 -- 25 years ago
This afternoon marked a first for Black Hawk College when two former students were married in the college's student center. Jan Cockerill, Rock Island, and John Franks, rural Port Byron, decided to be married on the campus because it was here that they met when both were students in the spring term of 1971. James Parks, associate professor of vocal music at Black Hawk, added in the spirit of homecoming by serving as soloist.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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