Day in history for June 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
About 200 gentlemen and ladies came to this city yesterday from Chicago and Wisconsin on an excursion party.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The eighth annual commencement of the high school was held last night at Harper's Theater. The closing oration was by Miss Nettie B. Hayden.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Fire in the basement of the Crystal Theater building resulted in a loss of $150.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana Lutheran Synod stripped the board of directors of Augustana College and Theological Seminary of some of its power, providing that in the future the president of the college and the regular theological professors are to be elected by the synod rather than by the directors.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two Moline police sergeants got the checkered flag in an impromptu race early today in downtown Moline. The next lap will be run with Magistrate Fred L. Nelson deciding the winner when Richard VanTiegham, 24, appears before him Monday on a careless driving complaint.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's downtown area will be taking on a new look with the installation of 63 banners. The Quad-City Development Group bought 15 ''Quad-Cities USA'' banners, and the Downtown Moline Association bought 48 Metro Center banners.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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