Day in history for June 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday afternoon a pair of spirited horses belonging to Mr. Croft broke away and ran with a wagon in which was an elegant $650 piano, just loaded at his piano warerooms for a customer. The wagon overturned on a corner, breaking it and the piano to kindling.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The German Lutheran Church celebrated its 25th anniversary today. Sermons were preached by the Rev. C.A. Minnicke, the Rev. John Strickful and the Rev. L. Winter.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Joseph deSilva purchased the Schaeffer Flats Building in Moline for $10,500.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Ways to finance the 1932 national convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, if awarded to the Tri-Cities, were discussed this afternoon at a meeting of representatives of the Rock Island and Davenport Chamber of Commerce and hotels. Moline was not represented.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Hauberg Civic Center officially was accepted by the Rock Island City Council at its regular meeting last night and Mayor Carl F. Bauer was authorized to accept the gift in behalf of the city.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Watson's TV and Appliance Inc., 111 S. State St., Geneseo, was gutted and adjoining businesses damaged by a fire of unknown origin early this morning.

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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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