Day in history for February 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our sidewalks need looking to. In many places where they were ordered to be constructed nothing has been done.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. S.W. McCullough of Taylor Ridge celebrated their crystal wedding anniversary Monday.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''Reuben in New York'' is the attraction at the Illinois Theater tonight.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A famous London painter chose six American movie actresses whom he considered ''most beautiful.'' Among them were Marlene Dietrich, because ''only Michaelangelo could duplicate her,'' Norma Shearer, because she is ''a lovely, simple woman whom sophistication has not spoiled,'' and Greta Garbo, because ''she is absolutely mad, and being mad, is therefore ethereal.''

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police continued an investigation into the theft of $60 from basketball game ticket sales at the Athletic Shop, 1825 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Burrell L. Small, 62, a major figure in Midwestern broadcasting, died Sunday in a Kankakee hospital. Mr. Small, of Kankakee, was president and chairman of the Mid America Media Group, whose properties include radio stations WQUA, Moline, and KRVR, Davenport, nine other radio stations and two cable systems.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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