Day in history for June 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We notice with pleasure that William Frankel Esq. has met with the best of success since opening his store in this city. He has just received a large invoice of choice cigars and tobacco.

1881 -- 125 years ago
L.H. Dudley was elected master workmen of the Black Hawk Lodge, AOUW.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Bertram Allen Rains, 18, was killed while attempting to board an engine on the Rock Island Railroad in Moline yesterday, after he slipped under the wheels.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A capacity enrollment of 75 girls and counselors was recorded at the opening of the YWCA camp, Camp Archie Allen, near Port Byron today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Dr. J.B. White, Davenport, who practices veterinary medicine for a living and traps fur-bearing animals for a hobby, plans to have his bedroom floor covered with a nice soft carpet of beaver skins. He already has a start on the project, a 7x10 rug made from the pelts of 21 beavers he caught.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Political columnist William F. Buckley and television talk show host Phil Donahue will be making appearances in the Quad-Cities this year. Buckley will lecture Sept. 22 at the Augustana College Centennial Hall. Donahue is to appear Aug. 31 at the Palmer College Auditorium.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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