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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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