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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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