Day in history for June 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The tenth annual or centennial picnic of B.D. Buford And Co.'s Plow Works will be held tomorrow on Green Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Professor and Mrs. S.G. Youngert left for Chicago, expecting to attend the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo before their return.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Six Tri-City motion picture theaters are included among a total of 340 which has passed into the control of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Police Magistrate Lawrence D. Bobb will continue to maintain his office in the Silvis city hall council chamber and Mayor James Mulcahy will not be evicted from his private office to a desk in the city clerk's office, as a result of action taken last night by the city council. The aldermen voted to table indefinitely an ordinance proposed at a special meeting on May 25, which stated specifically for what purpose the various rooms of the city hall are to be used.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The biggest Quad-City show of the year isn't in a theater, it's on a golf course. The Ed McMahon Quad-Cities Open has a little something for almost everyone. It draws celebrities for the crowds, big name golfers for the sportsmen, and more than $1 million for the local economy. And it pays the winner $20,000. Where else in the Quad-Cities can you rub elbows with McMahon, Evil Knievel, McLean Stevenson, Harvey Korman or golfers like Dave Stockton, Dwight Nevil and Sam Snead.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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