Day in history for October 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
It was announced that Rock Island ladies can now visit the Palisade by a private staircase at the front door and retire to pleasant rooms fronting Illinois Street. It was guaranteed that ladies of the first respectability can visit the establishment without witnessing rudeness or vulgarity.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Gus Williams in ''Our German Senator'' was the attraction at Harper's Theater tonight.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Workmen were remodeling the Negus homestead. The owner, William O. Negus, is converting it into a four-apartment building.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The annual convention of the American Poultry Assn. will open in Moline tomorrow with more than 500 poultry experts from every state in the union to attend.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Completely automatic switching and speed control for the Silvis Railroad Yard will be installed by the Rock Island Lines under terms of a contract signed with the Federal Telephone and Radio Co., a division of International Telephone and Telegraph Corp.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The NBC television ''Real People'' production staff has confirmed it will film the kiddie cooking class offered by Davenport Osteopathic Hospital Oct. 17.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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