Day in history for February 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
One of the many notoriously bad women who infest this city has made several public exhibitions of herself lately in male attire. Saturday evening while passing along Illinois Street, dressed out in the same style, she was arrested by officers Reddig and Lavee and lodged in the county jail.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Board of Supervisors was in receipt of seven applications for the vacant stewardship of the County Poor Farm.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The annual Lincoln Day Banquet of the Rock Island Club will be held next Monday evening. Speakers will include Gov. A.B. Cummins of Iowa, E.F. Baldwin of the Peoria Star, and the Rev. Granville H. Sherwood, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois House of Representatives passed the O'Grady dry repeal bill 91 to 56.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Births in Rock Island during January numbered 81, including 41 boys and 40 girls. The births included mixed twins born to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herrmann.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Chicago Motor Club gasoline price survey shows Quad-Cities residents a week ago were paying: Between $1.219 and $1.28 per gallon for regular and $1.269 and $1.32 for unleaded at self-service pumps.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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