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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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