Day in history for June 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Monday morning we counted 13 steamboats at our levee, besides the two ferry boats.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Among relics recently received by the Rock Island Arsenal was a piece of artillery bearing the inscription, ''surrendered by the corporation of Yorktown, Oct. 16, 1781,'' with the motto, ''Dieu et mon droit.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Ardo Mitchell and J.D. Cady have returned from Omaha, Neb., where they attended the trans-Mississippi Golf Tournament.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Fire hose, which many times in the past in Rock Island has been a storm center when its purchase has risen, threw the Rock Island City Council into a conflict last night that had many of the elements of controversies of other Councils.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Harold C. Johnson, Moline, was elected president of the Illinois Funeral Directors Assn. at the 76th annual convention in the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago. Johnson is associated with Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Knights Drum And Bugle Corps will leave today on the first of two major tours of this season. The longest tour in the history of the Knights Corps will be the 19-day, 11-contest journey to the West Coast, including a parade and July 6 concert in Disneyland.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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