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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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