Day in history for May 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
John Weston, a Fusion member of the Indiana Senate, elected to that post by the Temperance Moral Reform Party, was reported engaged in the manufacture of whiskey in Noble County, Indiana.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A Rock Island hotel announced that the new price for rooms in that particular hotel would be 75 cents a day.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School took third place in a track meet at Monmouth.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Over 600 delegates from all over the state gathered in Rock Island for the two-day convention of Illinois division of the Travelers Protective Association of America.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A bouquet of tulips, all on one stem, is the pride of the garden of Mrs. W.P. Paulsen, 2302 9th St., Rock Island. Five large yellow blossoms emerge from the same stem. The bulbs for these rarities were purchased last spring in Pella, Iowa, during their annual tulip festival.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Marci Schabilion, a junior at Davenport Central High School, has become the first female ever to win the U.S. Secret Service annual Law Enforcement Assistance Award for her help to Davenport police in solving a 1979 armed robbery.

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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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