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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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