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: 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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