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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn inspectors from a Milan meat packing company, Davenport Packing Co., forcing the plant to shut down until a dispute over its operations is resolved.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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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