Day in history for June 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A great number of dwellings have been and are being erected here this year, but yet do not supply the demand. An empty house in the city is like a reader in Kansas, can't be found.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles last night entertained a military company from Moline. A battalion drill was held.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Next Sunday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church the rector, Rev. Granville H. Sherwood will deliver the baccalaureate address to the graduating class of the high school.

1931 -- 75 years ago
W.N. Phillips, president of the Rock Island Rotary Club, who sails from New York City next Saturday for Europe where he will attend the convention of Rotary International at Vienna, was presented a past president's button at the club's noon luncheon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Sec. of State Charles F. Carpentier of East Moline is scheduled to throw out the first ball Sunday at the opening day ceremonies of the East Moline Babe Ruth and Little League baseball seasons.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Library's Bookmobile has taken on a bright new look. And it's all due to the cheerful colors chosen for the job. The staff helped choose the colors, orange and yellow, and are thrilled with the results.

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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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