Day in history for June 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Dement House at Fulton City will be formally dedicated to the use of the public on Thursday evening by a grand-opening festival.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Capt. Paul Boynton, famous swimmer, arrived here from St. Paul yesterday afternoon. He is swimming to Cairo, Ill. He has been 12 days coming down the river.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Graduates of Augustana Seminary were enroute to Denver today, where they will be ordained by the Augustana Synod.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The number of candidates for the two places on the Rock Island Board of Education to be filled in the election on Tuesday, June 30, was increased to seven today when G.H. Campbell announced his candidacy.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Dredging operations started this morning in the channel of Rock Island's new small-boat harbor near Lake Potter in Sunset Park. About 32,000 or 33,000 square yards of silt will be removed in the $23,000 operation.

1981 -- 25 years ago
It took her a while, more than half a century, but Edith Wilson of East Moline finally got her high-school diploma. She was among more than 300 area students who received their General Education Development, or high-school equivalency, certificate of achievement Wednesday at Black Hawk College.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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