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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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