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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