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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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