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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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