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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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