Day in history for June 5, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A very pretty little craft has just been completed here and departed for her destination. She is called H.S. Allen and will run on the Chippewa River.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- This is a happy day for the boys and girls as the schools close today for the summer vacation.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The past month has been a record breaker in the amount of work accomplished at the great Rock Island railway shops at East Moline.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker, contented and happy, greets friends at home upon occasion of her 104th birthday anniversary.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Six-year-old Stevie Gardener attracted the attention of motorists when they saw him hitchhiking near 34th St. and 7th Ave., Moline, and they notified police. A squad car took Stevie to his parents, who said they weren't aware that their underwear and shoe clad youngster had wandered out of the yard.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Dorrance Park, used weekly by hundreds of ballplayers, could be closed next Wednesday unless Rock Island County pays Port Byron $181 in water bills, some more than a year overdue.
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