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: 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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