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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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