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: 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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