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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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