Day in history for June 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
J.J. Beardsley, Esq., sold Alanson Sennett, of Ohio, sixteen acres of land lying on the road between Rock Island and Moline, and being the premises upon which he now resides, for $300 per acre. Property appears to be advancing in that direction.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island had 140 telephones in use with orders for several new ones. Davenport was using 225 and Moline 65.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of the Democratic County Central Committee, it was decided to hold a congressional convention here on Aug. 16.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two gallons of alcohol in a wall cache, with a siphon tube to draw it, were confiscated by Rock Island police last evening in a raid at a residence in the east end of the city.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Five brothers of Moline were among the 47 persons who completed applications for citizenship yesterday at the Rock Island County Circuit Clerk's office. They are the Kalomalos brothers, of 501 27th St., natives of Greece, who came to this country Feb. 14, 1951.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Bethany Home West, 805 19th St., Rock Island, closed after almost two years of service to area unwed mothers and their babies. The sale of the building is pending to the Rock Island Rescue Mission.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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