Day in history for June 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Baptist Church in Moline has decided by unanimous vote not to accept the resignation of its pastor, Rev. Thomas F. Borchers. It will, however, give him a vacation.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Bottled Milk Company of Rock Island has been incorporated at Springfield for the purpose of manufacturing and dealing in dairy products. The capital stock is $100,000. The stock is said to have been all subscribed and a meeting will be held shortly to organize. The company is to build a modern plant in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
An air washing device to cool the atmosphere in the Fort Armstrong Theater, Rock Island, is being installed at a cost of $1,800.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island County board of supervisors obliged the County Tavern Owners Association by raising the limit on county rural taverns from 30 to 36. The board also approved setting the Sunday opening hour for the rural taverns as 8 a.m. instead of noon.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Living in a school bus for 3 1/2 years is not most people's idea of an educational experience, but it will be for Joe and Inez Jackling, a former Rapids City couple. The Jacklings, who moved to Monrovia, Calif., from Rapids City several years ago, have converted a 1954 Crown school bus into a luxurious mobile home which they will use on an extensive 3-year tour of North and South America.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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