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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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