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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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