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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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