Day in history for June 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A $500 reward was offered to anyone who could supply information leading to the apprehension of the person sending threatening letters to a Rock Island wholesale and retail dealer. The man was being threatened for selling goods 25 percent lower than any other store in the city.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Perry, Rock Island, a British subject, was naturalized in district court with Judge Joseph Adams presiding.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Mabel Strayer and Fred H. Druckmiller were married at the parsonage of the Memorial Christian Church. Rev. O.W. Lawrence officiated.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Frank Foster, wanted for questioning in connection with the Chicago killing of newspaper report Jake Lingle, was under arrest in Los Angeles.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Larry David, 16, of 801 32nd Ave., Rock Island, caught a 15-pound perch Saturday morning on a trot line baited with crawfish in the Mississippi River.

1980 -- 25 years ago
After four months of waiting, the Rock Island Board of Education has finally been approached by a party with strong interest in buying Lincoln Elementary School, which has been closed to cut costs and because of declining enrollments.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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