Day in history for June 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The First National Bank, Rock Island, has just put into its safe one of Hall's time locks, which is not only burglar proof, but cannot be opened by any of the officers except at the time appointed for it to open.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Illinois Pharmaceutical Association opened its 22nd annual convention in the YMCA auditorium.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The proposal to separate the college and seminary departments of Augustana College and Theological Seminary was overwhelmingly adopted by the Lutheran Augustana Synod in session at Philadelphia.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Officers of the AFL Temple Club, Rock Island, may be called before the grand jury in connection with a federal slot machine license obtained by the club, State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran said today. The club was raided yesterday afternoon by a city and a county officer, but no slot machines were found in the place. The raid was ordered by Moran after he was informed of an Associated Press report from Chicago which said the Temple Club had obtained a license.

1976 -- 25 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback of Moline announced the historic 130 year old Black's Store building in Hampton has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Black's Store building, still standing on Hampton's waterfront, was built in 1846 by Francis Black as the town's first general store. It is one of the oldest buildings in Rock Island County.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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