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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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