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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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