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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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