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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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