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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