Day in history for June 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A public hall large enough for the accommodation of our citizens is very much needed.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island and Moline military companies will take part in the dedication of the soliders monument in Davenport on the Fourth of July.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Class day exercises of the graduating high school class were held yesterday afternoon. Edward Clarence Martin delivered the president's address. The class prophecy was delivered by Jeanette Mosenfelder. Clara Crawford gave the class history and Eleanor Blanche Smith read the class will.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Thomas A. Journy, press room superintendent of The Argus for the past 25 years, president of the Rock Island Rod And Reel Club and an influential figure in the state program of game conservation, died Saturday night following an operation at St. Anthony's Hospital.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The 25-year-old barge that has been used for storage at Rock Island's River-Rail terminal is destined for use as a bunkhouse for workers in the Bahama Islands.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Mary Roesner, farm editor of The Daily Dispatch, has been elected president of the newly formed Illinois Farm News Association during an organizational meeting held in Springfield recently.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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