Day in history for June 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The diving bell which has been at work on the wreck of the Effie Afton for some time came up yesterday with a large lot of iron, machinery and stoves.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Residents of Zuma Township are planning to hold an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Caught on a trestle near 39th St., David Evans was struck by a St. Paul westbound passenger train and died later in St. Anthony's Hospital. He is survived by his widow and little son, Carlyle. He was 23.

1931 -- 75 years ago
''Scarface'' Al Capone pleaded guilty today to evasion of income tax laws and conspiracy against the prohibition law. He faces a maximum prison term of 32 years.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Norman A. Ziebell has been selected as assistant principal and dean of boys at Moline Senior High School. Ziebell has been assistant principal and dean at Calvin Coolidge Junior High School for the last five years.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Tommy Payne received a key to the city from the East Moline City Council Monday as aldermen named him public service employee of the year. Mayor Dennis Jacobs said Payne, who has worked as a janitor at the city garage for six and one-half years, is ''one of our most faithful employees.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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