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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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