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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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