Day in history for February 20, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- If the ordinance in relation to vagrancy is rigidly enforced it will rid this city of a large number of worthless creatures, both male and female.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. McGaw, Central Presbyterian Church, preached this morning on ''The Miraculous Drought of Fishes.''
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The stock of the People's Power Co. hit the top notch at $224 per share.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The Continental Construction Co. of Kansas City, Mo., which is building a 1,000-mile natural gas pipe line from Texas to Chicago, is considering lower Rock Island County as a possible site for one of its compressor stations.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The Iowa Highway Commission plans to relocate Highway 67, east of Bettendorf, along a route near the river. The state has obtained the right-of-way for a stretch for about a mile east of the Alcoa plant, but another several miles will have to be acquired.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- John Weber says a small handgun can seem as big as a cannon when a robber is pointing it at you three feet from your face. Weber didn't argue much with the man who walked into his shop, Weber's Jewelry and Gift Store, 587 42nd Ave., East Moline, and demanded rings, loose jewels and wallets.
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