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: 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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