Day in history for June 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On Wednesday, last, quite a large crowd of Mormons was here enroute to Salt Lake. While here some of the agents of Jim Lane endeavored to get them to go to Kansas.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles will entertain the Moline Company tomorrow night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the meeting of the directors of the Rock Island Savings Bank, officers were chosen as follows: President, Phil Mitchell; vice president, H.P. Hull; cashier, P. Greenawalt.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Efforts to have construction work started this summer and fall on the entire $5,000,000 9-foot channel project in the Mississippi River at Rock Island are being made by government officials.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The City of Rock Island will have a five-man delegation present tomorrow when the new Gateway Bridge crossing the Mississippi River on U.S. Highway 30 between Clinton, Iowa, and Whiteside County, Ill., is opened for traffic and formally dedicated.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A painting of the Rock Island County Courthouse, by Quad-City artist Paul Norton, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the county. The painting shows the gold dome that Norton remembers from his youth in Rock Island. The dome was removed in the late 1950s.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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