Day in history for June 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The committees appointed by the several Sunday schools of this city met in the basement of the Baptist Church Tuesday evening, June 10.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Officer Brennan today was appointed deputy marshal.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Illinois and Wisconsin Retail Coal Dealers' Assn. will convene here on Thursday and Friday.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Vigorous protests to the proposal to divert the Hennepin Canal from Colona to the Mississippi River at East Moline, by construction of a seven-mile cut-off, were formally entered by city officials and business representatives of Rock Island, Milan, and other interests at a public hearing conducted this morning in the John Deere School, Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Action to bring about the licensing of bank pool tables was withheld by the Rock Island City Council last night. But members, in a committee-of-the-whole session, agreed that a $5 fee annually would be equitable.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The executive committee of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau voted unanimously Thursday to oppose adoption of the county-wide reapportionment map prepared by Democratic leaders. The proposal divides the county into 25 single-member districts compared to the current 29.

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