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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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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