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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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