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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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