Day in history for June 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Among the large number of delegates to Cincinnati, who arrived in our city last evening, are the Hon. William A. Stone of Mississippi, Judge George R. Barrett, H.B. Beardsley Esq. and the Hon. John Cessna of Pennsylvania.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The high school commencement exercises are to take place in Harper's Theater on the evening of June 14.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Commencement exercises of the high school were held at the Illinois Theater last night. The alumni reunion is tonight at the Watch Tower Inn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The career of Clara Bow as a motion picture star has ended, at least temporarily. Paramount Studios announced that they had granted her request for a release from her contract.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Bob Elsbury and Bob Sheraden, two 14-year-old Rock Island boys, and a third boy, Morrie Chamber, 13, had a field day with their bows and arrows yesterday morning in a slough back of Lake Potter. They bagged 60 carp.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Ronald F. Coene, acting director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has received the Public Health Service Meritorious Service medal in Washington, D.C. Coene is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coene of 1401 3rd St., Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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