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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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