Day in history for June 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Robbins festival troupe will hold a picnic on the island today. The steamer Davenport will leave about 2 o'clock, taking passengers over to the grove. A good brass and cotillion band is expected to be in attendance.

1881 -- 125 years ago
H.C. Cleaveland was today elected secretary of the Rock Island Board of Education.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A farewell reception for the Rev. and Mrs. D.S. McNary was given at the assembly rooms of the First United Presbyterian Church last night. A substantial sum was presented to the couple as a going-away present.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The upper Mississippi River Bridge Board has submitted two recommendations to the Davenport Bridge Commission in connection with the municipal project to build a bridge across the Mississippi River from Bettendorf to Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Formal dedication, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, more hot weather and a group of anxious swimmers opened Rock Island's first municipal swimming pool this afternoon.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The 40-member Moline Boys Choir, on a 15-day vocal tour of five East Coast cities, sang hymns and a 13th century carol for the public Thursday in Washington's historic National Cathedral.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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