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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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