Day in history for June 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. R.F. Farrell, traveling agent of the New York Citizen, an excellent weekly newspaper, is at the U.S. Hotel in this city, and will receive subscriptions for the same at $3 a year.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Lutheran Church held a picnic today at Warner's Grove. The Rev. Charles Fretcher of Buena Vista delivered an address.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Lt. Col. S.E. Blunt of the Arsenal has been advanced to the rank of colonel.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The new $50,000 First United Presbyterian, 16th St. and 8th Ave., Moline, was officially dedicated at a service held at 11 this morning. Dr. T.H. McMichael, president of Monmouth College, delivered the address.

1956 -- 50 years ago
William Murphy, 4526 12th Ave., Rock Island, has won Mechanix Illustrated magazine's pin-up car contest for July with a photograph of his 1927 Mercedes-Benz car. Costing $18,000 new, Murphy's car is in good condition, and has an aluminum body and once had a top speed of 100 miles per hour.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Three planes landed on Moline's 52nd Avenue early Saturday morning. It was all part of the Quad-City Beech Aero Club's celebration of its first anniversary. The three Beechcraft planes will be on display in the SouthPark parking lot today.

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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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