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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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