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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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