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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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