Day in history for February 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mons D. Garbrecht will give a vocal and instrumental concert at the Second Presbyterian Church Tuesday evening. A violin, piano and accordion will be the instruments used.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Dr. W.T. Boughton, who has just located in Edgington, paid The Argus a visit today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A dispatch from Dubuque, Iowa, announced the death of D.B. Henderson, ex-speaker of the House of Representatives.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The resignation of Miss Dora Carlson as dean of women at Augustana College was accepted with regrets at the meeting of the board of directors of the college yesterday. Miss Carlson will be succeeded by Miss Ruth Pearson, present dean of women at the Nebraska State College, Wayne, Neb.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Woodburn, Port Byron, are the ''Young Marrieds'' featured in the March issue of Farm Journal Magazine. In a story based on personal experience, Nancy Woodburn tells what happens ''When a Town Girl Marries a Farmer.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
The vacant Adler Building at the East Moline Correctional Center may be used to double the prison's space. The project, if approved, would mean the prison is capable of serving 400 inmates.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.

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