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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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