Day in history for June 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Anyone wanting a good brick house at a reasonable price should call on John Lidders, corner of Water and Jefferson streets.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A motion made in the city council meeting to abolish the office of sidewalk commissioner was referred to the city attorney.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Socialists meeting in Turner Hall were addressed by James S. Smith of Chicago, secretary of the state organization.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A tree that stands out in the memories of the older people of Hampton township is a pear tree planted by John Frels over 80 years ago. The fruit is of excellent quality and efforts to secure more of the same variety have been impossible.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Gasoline prices tumbled another penny in most Rock Island, Moline and East Moline service stations today in the current price-cutting ''war.'' Gasoline bargains stood at 25.9 cents for regular and 27.9 cents for ethyl.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 1,000 bicyclists from the Midwest will ride from the Quad-Cities to Dubuque Saturday and return Sunday through Galena. The Tour of the Mississippi River Valley begins 6:30 a.m. from Scott Community College, Riverdale, Iowa. The participants will stay overnight at Clarke College, Dubuque.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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