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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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