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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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