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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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