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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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