Day in history for June 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A grand ball, complimentary to Madame Granet, will be given at the Island City Hotel, Monday evening June 30th.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island Mayor Henry Carse was elected one of the vice presidents of the Tri-City Sanitary Assn. James J. Parks of Rock Island was named recording secretary.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-six young people were entertained last evening by Dr. and Mrs. C.W. Foss at dinner as a courtesy to their nieces, the Misses Erickson of Red Wing, Minn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Enduring intense heat and three full services today, the diamond jubilee anniversary celebration of the First Lutheran Church, Geneseo, came to a close. The Rev. Gotthard E. Burton said that despite the heat the celebration was a success.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A sharp slap on the face by a camp counselor routed a prowler from a tent at the Girl Scout Camp Shabonee, near Port Byron. Miss Katherine Hawkins, executive director of the Shabonee Girl Scout Council, told deputies the prowler was about 25 years old.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Geneseo is about to be fitted for a ''designer's look.'' Chipman Design of Chicago has been hired to draft a master plan for commercial building improvements and developments.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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