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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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