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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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