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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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