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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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