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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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