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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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