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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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