Day in history for June 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The lovers of charming music will be gratified to learn that M'lle Parodi and M'lle and Mr. Strakosh will give one of their delightful concerts here Wednesday evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
An unconfirmed rumor was to the effect that Paul Boynton, the famous swimmer, had drowned just before reaching Muscatine on his swimming trip down the Mississippi.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The annual Sunday school picnic of Trinity Episcopal Church was held yesterday at the Watch Tower Park.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The need for individuality in a commercial age was stressed by J. Paul Califf, Aledo attorney, to the graduating class of Rock Island High School at commencement exercises Friday evening at the Augustana College auditorium.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Starting Sunday, new and used car dealers in Rock Island County will break the long-standing custom of remaining open for business on Sundays. The decision was reached at a meeting of the dealers.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Marilyn Ziffrin, former Moliner, is now a noted composer of classical music and a teacher in the East. Ziffrin has been at New England College in Henniker, N.H., since the fall of 1967. Ziffrin was in Moline recently for a visit with her family.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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