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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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