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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