Day in history for June 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. John Weaver of Moline was severely injured when she was thrown while riding horseback. Dr. Davison was called.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A.D. Sperry won the two medals for the best scores at targets and live birds at a shooting exhibition at Rock Island Gun Club.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Judge Ben D. Farrar was elected state commander of the Disabled Veterans of the World War.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The ferry boat ``Transit'' has resumed operations on the Mississippi River and was making trips to Davenport today from the Rock Island levee at the foot of 18th Street. Fred A. Kahlke of Rock Island is owner and operator of the craft. The 52-foot Transit first went into service on the run last year.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Because it has become easier in the Illinois Quad-Cities to have open heart surgery than to receive care for the common cold, plans are underway to establish a ``Family Practice Residency'' in Rock Island County. Plans to bring a residency program of this nature to the area go back more than three years, shared by physicians and civic leaders who long ago realized a need for the return of the family physician to the scene.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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