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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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