Day in history for June 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There were only eight churches in Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford, J.R. Johnson and J.H. Kerr returned to Rock Island from Springfield where they had attended the state Democratic convention.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The graduates of the Villa De Chantal were tendered a dinner and reception by the directress, Sister Frances Borgia. Class day exercises were to be held the following day.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Brooklyn Dodgers had a four-game lead over the second-place Chicago Cubs, and the Philadelphia Athletics led the American League by six games.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Eleven members of a fast-talking magazine sales crew, most of them teenagers, today were ordered to get out of Rock Island County within 24 hours or face criminal prosecution in county court.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Dean L. Armstrong, Rock Island, has been awarded a college-sponsored, four-year scholarship from Northwestern University, Evanston. Armstrong, valedictorian and commencement speaker this year at Rock Island High School, joins 1,900 other four-year, college-sponsored scholarship winners for 1980.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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