Day in history for April 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The summer term of Buffalo Prairie Select School will begin April 14 and continue three months. James Simpson, master, will pay special attention to those expecting to become teachers.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Joey Oaker of Bowling brought four wolf scalps to the Rock Island County courthouse today and claimed a bounty of $2 for each.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George W. McCaskrin, independent candidate, won a 4-way race for mayor of Rock Island, defeating Knox, Republican, Cavanaugh, Democrat, and Marshall, Socialist. Democrats elected three aldermen.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Harry W. Cozad, wife of a partner in Bituminous Casualty Corp., died suddenly while she was riding in an automobile with her family.

1955 -- 50 years ago
As far as Clinton R. Little, president of Servus Rubber Co., is concerned his industry's location in Rock Island is the best in the United States for its products. His opinion takes added authority in view of the fact that he is the oldest executive in the entire rubber footwear industry.

1980 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester is adding more than two acres of buildings to its giant Farmall Plant in Rock Island as part of a $5.7 million modernization and has acquired about six acres east of the plant for possible expansion.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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