Day in history for February 3, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Friends of the resident Methodist minister, the Rev. S.G.J. Worthington, who desire to aid in his support and that of the church, are asked to call at the parsonage on Wednesday and leave their contributions.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Island House is to be opened to the public tomorrow.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Taylor Ridge ground hog saw his shadow yesterday and that means winter is to continue.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The largest and most representative automobile show ever held in the Quad-Cities opened at noon today in the Boone building, 13th Street and 5th Avenue, Rock Island. Automobile men declare it is the most elaborate show of its kind ever held in the middle west, outside Chicago.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Screams, squeals and signs of delight dominated Rock Island Armory last night at the Quad-City Autorama. The squeals came from teen-age girls and had nothing to do with the beautiful new cars. They were in appreciation of the singing of Pat Boone and the Four Lads.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Capt. Dave Frances of the Arsenal police said he's pleased with the first-day results of an experiment to make the Moline Arsenal Bridge on-ramp an exit during the rush hour.
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