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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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