Day in history for July 9, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The picnic season has commenced, but is a wretched failure to date so far as affording the usual opportunity to appear out in new summer clothes. Consequently picnics this year bring little pleasure, but cause many hearts to droop in sadness and gloom.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island authorities refused to receive prisoners sentenced by Judge Gest to labor on city streets.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Lawrence Pedigo, star witness for the state, exposed John Looney's former rule of vice in Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Bobby Humphrey, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Humphrey, Moline, balances on his father's hand. Although he can't walk and is just beginning to talk, Bobby has been ``in training'' for several months, and holds himself erect and balances on his father's hand 8 feet in the air. Next step in his ``education,'' his parents say, is ``throwing him in the canal to see if he can swim.''
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Volunteers loaded 103 crates and drums weighing nearly 17,000 pounds to begin the trip from the Beling Building, Moline, to Rev. and Mrs. Wallace Turnbull, missionaries in Fermanthe, Haiti. Four complete dental outfits, two complete x-ray units, examining tables, cabinets, medical books, candy, clothing, shoes and medical supplies, all donated by area businesses and individuals.
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