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 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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