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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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