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Day in history for May 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
D.T. Thorp, of Holland Publishing Co., Chicago, is in town and is delivering to subscribers the new Rock Island and Moline directory.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Seniors of Rock Island High School held their class day exercises at the YMCA auditorium.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Twelve candidates for the ministry of the Augustana Synod were awarded the bachelor of divinity degrees at Augustana Theological Seminary.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Residents of Mercer Unit School District, No. 201, will vote June 16 on a proposed $932,000 building program which would include a new high school and four rural attendance centers. Petitions for the referendum with more than twice the necessary number of names have been filed with the district board of education. The proposed high school is part of an overall improvement program for the entire district, developed by the school board to solve the problem of overcrowding and inadequate equipment.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Quad City Nuclear Power Station near Cordova is one of 58 power plants around the country that have been placed on alert against the possibility of takeover by terrorists. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington revealed that it sent a message warning the station, along with other nuclear power plants around the country, to alert security forces to the possibility that extremists might try to seize a nuclear plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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