Day in history for June 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Methodists of the Rock River District have purchased 8 acres 4 miles south of Milan to be used for permanent camping grounds.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Charles L. Walker was reelected president and John W. Welch, secretary, of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Directors.

1925 -- 75 years ago
William T. Ball of Moline was awarded Rock Island County's scholarship to the University of Illinois.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Total attendance at Moline municipal swimming pool yesterday, the opening day of the season, was 1,316 according to Herbert Klier, pool manager. This was slightly more than last year's opening day attendance, but not a record for the first day.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Moline City Council is considering a noise abatement ordinance, setting noise decibel limits on motorcycles, cars and trucks, aimed at making the city quieter. The average auto will have no trouble meeting the decibel standards. Motorcycles will be affected the most, mainly because of the way they accelerate. Moline's proposed noise abatement ordinance failed to receive enough votes for consideration thus shelving the measure.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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