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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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