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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