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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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