Day in history for June 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Dog days are approaching. Every dog owner during dog days ought to be fined five dollars per day for every day his dog runs loose.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Nellie Beach brought in 14 persons who are to act as witnesses in the Gilley murder trial at Cambridge.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Hamlin H. Hull was elected to succeed himself as a member of the Rock Island Board of Education.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Eight more deaths late yesterday and today brought the toll of the current heat wave in the Quad-City area to 14. The mercury reached 102 at 2:30 this afternoon, setting a record for June 27 and a new high mark for the year.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Gillespie Avenue came into being on Rock Island Arsenal today. Honoring the late Brig. Gen. Alexander Gillespie, commanding officer of the Arsenal from June 1934 to June 1937, the avenue was renamed in brief ceremonies this morning.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch last week became one of the first 600 newspapers in the United States to receive the United Press International news report via a satellite 22,500 miles above Earth. The report is received through a 10-foot-diameter, dish-type antenna constructed on the roof of The Dispatch building in downtown Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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