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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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