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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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