Day in history for June 15, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The Great Western Railroad Circus, featuring some of the finest riders, gymnasts and acrobats in the country, was scheduled to play for one day in Rock Island.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Barnum's Circus left for Freeport. The performance here was superb as Dockrill's trained stallions thrilled the crowd. Among the human curiosities were ''Goshen'' the giant and the tiny ''Queen Mab.''
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Iglehart of Rock Island entertained a company of 25 friends at a musicale in honor of Mr. Herman Clark of Chicago.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- England's feminine tennis stars regained the Wightman Cup by a margin of four matches to three, beating America's top aces, Helen Willis Moody and Helen Jacobs, in the final doubles matches.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Two Rock Island youths were arrested by Moline police after one of them exploded a firecracker in front of a squad of cruising Moline police officers.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Blondelle Lashbrook, 71, long-time fourth-grade teacher at Hoffman School in East Moline, won first place in a writing contest for senior citizens sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council and the Two Rivers Arts Council at Western Illinois University.
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