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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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