Day in history for June 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Thomas Barnett was fined $1 and costs for being drunk by police magistrate A.F. Swander. James Stanton was fined $1 and cost for the same offense. John McGarth was in the same fix.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi River was eight feet below water mark today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Emmanuel Mayal, formerly engaged in the drug business at Preemption, was found dead on the third floor of the Doyle-Munro Drug Co. building in Davenport yesterday afternoon. Death was due to epilepsy.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Tommy Armour, American Open champ in 1927, today won the British Open golf championship, finishing with a par-cracking 71 after previous rounds of 73, 75 and 77.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Motorists driving along the Airport Rd. might think it's an advertising trick. But the series of rhyming names on mail boxes, Rahn, Hahn, Jahn and Zahn, happened by chance. They are the legitimate names of the families residing along the road between Milan and the Quad-City Airport.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Mary Fluhrer Nighswander Junior Theater in Davenport was dedicated Thursday night before a standing room only audience at the newly renovated former chapel on the grounds of the old Annie Wittenmyer Complex in Davenport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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