Day in history for February 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A gang of counterfeiters and horse thieves are roving through northern Missouri and southwestern Iowa, say the papers.

1881 -- 125 years ago
August Treman of Milan recently shipped from Nebraska to Chicago 66 head of fine cattle. Today he shipped 54 head of Durhams averaging 1,478 pounds each.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the recent decoration of the Masonic Temple, the various charters of the Masonic bodies were reframed. The Argus carried a story today about early Masonic history here.

1931 -- 75 years ago
United States Engineers are projecting vast improvements on the Mississippi River in the Quad-City sector. One of them will be the Rock Island dam.

1956 -- 50 years ago
John Siefken, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Siefken, of 2188 18th St., East Moline, has been selected to represent the 14th district in the third division American Legion Oratorical Contest to be held Friday in Chillicothe, Ill.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's Grant School and its century-old bell are the basis for a screenplay three production companies are considering for a family-oriented television show. Sam Grogg, head of the California based Media Development Associates, Inc., attended Grant School in the late 1950s.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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