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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