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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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