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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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