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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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