Day in history for June 4, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A young lawyer in Rock Island went to the polls to vote and deposited a physician's prescription in the ballot box, then went to the drug store and offered his ballot for a prescription.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- ''The Widow Bedott'' was the attraction at Harper's Theater.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Dave Smith, elevator operator at the Modern Woodmen office, fell down the elevator shaft from the first floor to the basement and sustained scalp wounds.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Blenheim, an 18-1 shot, won the 151st running of the English Derby before a half-million spectators at Epsom Downs, England.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A threat to bomb the new W.T. Grant Store in downtown Moline unless it changed its hours of operating was ascribed by police to a crank. The store is the only downtown business to remain open Friday nights.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Someone jacked up a new car and removed four tires and wheels at Key Buick-Pontiac, 3700 16th St., Moline. The loss of the wheels and damage to the car when it apparently slipped from a jack was estimated at about $900.
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