Day in history for June 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The democracy of Rock Island met in council last Wednesday evening to ratify the nominations of the national and state conventions.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The annual reunion of the Rock Island High School alumni will take place on June 16 at the Armory Hall.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The advance guard of the coal dealers of this state and Wisconsin arrived tonight. The convention opens here tomorrow.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Charges of ''modernistic leanings'' were flung at the board of directors of Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, at the 72nd convention of the Augustana Lutheran Synod at Jamestown, N.Y., today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Top perfect attendance holder in the Rock Island public school system is Mary Lou Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Harrison, 4014 25th Ave. A student at Franklin Junior High School, she has a perfect record for nine consecutive years.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Actor Robert Young presented a $15,000 van to St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island, Saturday during festivities marking the Feast of St. Anthony. Young, 74, said the gift was a suggestion of his long-time friend and personal physician Dr. Eduardo Ricaurte, medical director for the care center.

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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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