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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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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