Day in history for June 9, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The public's old friend, Mr. Butcher, is about to start an ice wagon for the purpose of supplying families at their doors with ice morning and evening. We doubt not he will be liberally patronized.

1878 -- 125 years ago
``Children's Sunday'' was observed at the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church today. There were many floral decorations and singing birds.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Donaldson entertained friends last night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Gentle of Belize, British Honduras, Central America, who are here on a visit.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Will Rogers, noted humorist and motion picture actor, landed at the Moline Airport this morning, a passenger in the air mail plane. Rogers was on his way to the Republican Convention in Kansas City as a political writer.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Tomorrow is June Haver's birthday anniversary. Louella Parsons, noted Hollywood columnist, said the former actress' mother has obtained permission to be with June at the convent in Xavier, Kan., for the day.

1978 -- 25 years ago
For the last dozen years, the seven children of Maria Luebbers have trudged through good weather and bad to bring The Daily Dispatch to families on the hill between Moline's 11th and 14th streets. But now the dynasty is fading. Twelve-year-old Mark, the youngest, underwent surgery earlier this year and has been unable to continue the route.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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