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 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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