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.

Back: Available days in June 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








(More History)