Day in history for February 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Are these abolitionists mad, that they would thus involve us in a civil war? Is our country to become a government of mobs, instead of a government of law?

1881 -- 125 years ago
The resignation of S.S. Kemble as a lieutenant in the Rodman Rifles was accepted today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A Washington's Birthday program was carried out yesterday at Augustana College. Prof. Andrew Kempe spoke on ''Washington and Our Constitution.''

1931 -- 75 years ago
An army of 70,000 policemen and poll-watchers made plans to maintain order in tomorrow's mayoralty and aldermanic primaries in Chicago, with reports already before them of re-election violence.

1956 -- 50 years ago
City and civic representatives of Moline are scheduled to attend the Midwestern Shade Tree Clinic today through Friday in LaSalle Hotel, Chicago. They are expected to return with the latest information on prevention and control of the Dutch elm disease.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Henry W. ''Bill'' McNeal, 54, who rose from assistant state's attorney of Rock Island County to judge in the Illinois 14th Circuit, died Saturday in Illini Hospital. McNeal, of 952 40th St., Moline, was elected to the Illinois circuit bench in November.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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