Day in history for February 21, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Monroe, who murdered his father-in-law, Mr. Ellington, was sentenced to be hung in Charleston, Ill., Coles County, on the 15th, was granted a respite by the governor, but was taken out of jail by a mob on that day and hanged anyway.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Old Settlers Festival will be held in Armory Hall tomorrow night.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Henry Kramer, who has been quite ill, was making a good recovery today.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Orville Whiskers, fugitive from Henry County, where he has been wanted since last October for assisting in the kidnapping of Earl L. Yocum, millionaire Galva banker, was captured on a farm about six miles south of Spencer by Deputy Sheriff Charles Nash of Cambridge, Sheriff Fred Erickson of Spencer and Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilsey.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The familiar Coca-Cola bottle now has two ''big brothers.'' New king and family sizes, 26 and 12 ounces. The first packaging change by the company in 40 years went on sale today in Quad-City food and beverage stores.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island's abandoned RIMCO plant will become the home of The Farmer's Grain Products, a new company that will produce and distribute alcohol from locally grown corn.
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