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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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