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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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