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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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