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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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