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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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