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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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