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: 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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