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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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