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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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