Day in history for June 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Lightning Express train, via the Michigan Central, Great Western, Canandaugua, Elmira, and New York, and Erie Railroad roads has commenced running, connecting with trains on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroads.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Burglars who attempted to enter Battles' grocery store last night were scared off by a Mr. Summers.

1906 -- 100 years ago
H.L. Ames, treasurer of the National Farmers' Congress, told Rock Island Club members it is anticipated that the coming session of the congress to be held here in October will be the largest in the history of the organization.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County officials will go to Springfield tomorrow to present their views to members of the legislature concerning pending legislation which affects county finances.

1956 -- 50 years ago
One truck driver was plunged 25 feet into the black waters of the Mississippi and another escaped unharmed about 2:30 this morning when a 160-foot section of the 65-year-old Muscatine bridge collapsed.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The newly redecorated gift shop at Lutheran Hospital, operated by members of the hospital auxiliary, has been opened. Nancy B. Coin, Bettendorf decorator, designed the shop.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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