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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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