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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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