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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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