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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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