Day in history for February 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A pair of horses attached to a wagon loaded with wood became frightened yesterday afternoon while standing near the city scales, and ran at a furious rate down by our office, capsizing the wood and breaking the wagon.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Events Commandery, Knights Templar, gave a reception in the Masonic Temple here for the members of St. Simon of Cyrene Commandery of Davenport.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Masonic Temple was reopened after repairs. Three-hundred Masons attended the luncheon coincident with the reopening.

1931 -- 75 years ago
For the first time in the history of Rock Island County, four women jurors were locked up overnight during the trial of Irving Schraeberg of Chicago, accused of arson.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The City of Rock Island is one of several parties and perhaps the foremost one interested in use of the 20-room mansion and 10-acre estate of the late John H. Hauberg at 13th Ave. and 23rd St., Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn inspectors from a Milan meat packing company, Davenport Packing Co., forcing the plant to shut down until a dispute over its operations is resolved.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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