Day in history for February 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Ladies Fair and Festival of the Episcopal Church was the pleasant affair everybody anticipated. It was held in the seminary building.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Trains were running regularly again today after the big snow storm.

1906 -- 100 years ago
William Edgington, who moved from his home in this county to Washington, Iowa, died last night at the age of 66. He was the son of John Edgington, one of the early settlers of the county.

1931 -- 75 years ago
South Rock Island Republicans will hold their township nominating caucus to select a slate of candidates for the township election Friday, Feb. 27. The meeting will be held in Town Hall.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Operators of western Illinois mink ranches, along with the rest of the country's mink producers, have piled up a record season, according to Randy Blunt of Andalusia. Mr. Blunt has been in the mink business the past 10 years.

1981 -- 25 years ago
It was about 16 years ago that Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, East Moline, bought 5 1/2 wooded acres along Kennedy Drive near 50th Avenue in East Moline as a site for a new church. They will begin construction of a $750,000 church on the site in May.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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