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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