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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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