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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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