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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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