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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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