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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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