Day in history for February 17, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- On Saturday a large double tenement frame house on Front Street was destroyed by fire. One half of the house was owned by Widow Lingle and the other was owned by Mr. Barnes, keeper of the Camden plank road bridges.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Train service has been fully restored and today the big storm is only a memory.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried a dispatch from Washington announcing the marriage of Nicholas Longworth and Alice Roosevelt. The ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Henry Y. Satterlee, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Bernice Case, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Case, Rock Island, was today declared winner of The Argus-Fort popularity contest for high school students. She will receive a free six-day trip to Washington, D.C.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The City of Rock Island doesn't intend to ban the sale of baby chicks as an Easter season promotion by stores. A ban has been imposed in Moline by the Moline health officer.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Silvis firefighters have been attracting a crowd of spectators the last few days as they put the new $238,000 aerial fire truck through its paces at the 11th Street Park.
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