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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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