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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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