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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