Day in history for February 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A large crowd was attracted to the police court yesterday morning to hear the trial of the woman who was committed to jail on Saturday for wearing male attire.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The worst snow storm of the year was in progress today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Augustana College basketball team defeated the YMCA Saturday night, 35-20.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Renewal of The Argus Emergency Relief Fund Appeal was announced today by Mayor Chester Thompson, chairman of the board of trustees which is administering the fund, in hopes that an additional $15,000 will be raised to carry the work of unemployment relief in Rock Island through the present crucial period to April 1.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A mass public meeting will be held at 7:30 next Wednesday night in United Township High School to discuss arrangements for the 1956 Little League baseball program in East Moline, which will continue despite two recent setbacks.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Most rural schools were closed today and absenteeism plagued area industries as road crews and residents battled 6 inches of snow and gusty winds that weathermen said made temperatures of 12 below zero feel like minus 58 this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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