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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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