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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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