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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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