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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