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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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