Day in history for February 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
How exquisitely charming does a lady appear when attired in a plain neat dress, without any of the modern flummery that now-a-days adorns the generality of our walking exhibitions of foreign and domestic manufactures.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Corbett's Store at Rapids City was entered last night by burglars and robbed of $100 in goods and a small sum of money.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''Shadow Behind the Throne'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on the evening of Feb. 18.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A wanderer identified as John F. Cahill, Jr., 37, Woburn, Mass., who lay down beside a flickering camp fire for his night's rest, is dead in Rock Island today of burns received when his clothing caught fire.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Twin boys were born yesterday in Moline Public Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Lester McNeill, 5204 11th Ave., Moline. They were born on the third birthday anniversary of their brother, Gregory Joseph, and were born at almost the same hour in the same hospital.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Former East Moline prepster Brent Carmichael scored 35 points Sunday to help Olney Junior College defeat Vincennes, Ind., 84-70. The decision snapped Vincennes' 13-game winning streak.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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