Day in history for June 16, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Prices in the shaving salon in the Island City Hotel in Rock Island were 10 cents for shaves and 15 cents for hair cuts.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Athletic Club adopted a badge for its scheduled regatta: the colors, a pair of swords crossed and surmounted by the name of the club with the words Rock Island, Illinois, inscribed beneath.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Roena Russell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.R. Robb, Rock Island. She was 70 years old and had lived here for two years. She was the widow of C.K. Russell, who was killed at the Battle of Belmont during the war of rebellion.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Ralph J. Capone, brother of Al ''Scarface'' Capone, was sentenced to three years in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., and fined $10,000 for having defrauded the government by filing false income tax returns.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Final notices were prepared for five East Moline property owners today in the city's campaign to eliminate outside toilets.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A confrontation is under way in Rock Island over whether 40-year-old Centennial Bridge ought to be operated by the current bridge commission or brought under the city manager's control.
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