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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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