Day in history for June 6, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Railroads were employing stomach pumps at depots across the country. They were used to clear the passengers of any alcohol they might have in them.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A complimentary concert was given by D. Roy Bowlby in Harper's Theater. Rudolph Mora, prima soprano, and her husband Signor Carlo Mora, celebrated pianist, from the Alexendrai Palace in London, were on the program.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Harry S. Beeney, a veteran of the Civil War, died in his home in Drury Township.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The Lutheran Synodical Council petitioned that Augustana College and Augustana Theological Seminary, for 70 years conducted as one institution, be separated.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Damage was done to trees in Geneseo during the high wind about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. City employees were busy cleaning up the debris.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A grease fire did more than $3,000 damage to the A And W Root Beer Drive-In about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Owner Todd Morris said the fire on the grill destroyed the kitchen's exhaust system and did smoke damage throughout the enclosed portion of the drive-in.
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