Day in history for June 24, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The splendid, fast and safe passenger steamer Greek Slave will run during the season between Rock Island and Galena.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- City Marshal Miller collected about $110 from dog owners.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Royal Neighbors of America received an acknowledgement of the boxes of clothing the society sent to San Francisco for the victims of the earthquake.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- George Coeman, 411 37 1/2 St., Moline, received a fracture of his hip at 11 o'clock this morning when he fell from a ladder while picking cherries.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The largest slingshot ever encountered by Rock Island police is being held by the Youth Division. The ''weapon'' weighs seven pounds, is five-and-a-half feet high, and measures two-and-a-half feet between the forks. Police found the slingshot in a lot on 4th Ave. between 8th and 9th Sts. after Mrs. Ruth Williams, 822 3rd Ave., complained that the windshield of her car had been broken by a rock.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Silvis firemen continued to work on storage silos at the John Deere Foundry Tuesday afternoon and today. One silo was damaged in a small explosion Tuesday morning, and two others began to smoulder. At least one continued to smoulder today.
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