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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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