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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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