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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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