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: 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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