Day in history for June 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Iowa state census shows the total population of Davenport to be 21,055. There are 3,831 registered voters.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Miss Lora Murphy won the silver medal for excellence in the first graduating class of the Academy of the Visitation, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dismantling work was underway at the Roth building east of the Fort Armstrong Hotel site on Third Avenue, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Bobbie Vroman, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vroman, Hillsdale, incurred a deep gash on the side of his head in an accident at his home yesterday. The boy was struck by a mall which flew off the handle as his uncle, Lloyd Vroman, was helping to to drive a well. He was taken to Moline Public Hospital where the wound was closed with six stitches, and was later returned home.

1975 -- 25 years ago
International Multifoods announced that it will not immediately resume milling operations at its Davenport flour mill which has been shut down since an explosion May 23. The company had determined that it would be impossible to run the mill without grain from the adjacent elevator which was destroyed in the explosion.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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