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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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