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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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