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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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