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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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