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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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