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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