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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn inspectors from a Milan meat packing company, Davenport Packing Co., forcing the plant to shut down until a dispute over its operations is resolved.

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