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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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