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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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