Day in history for February 5, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The cold of Saturday night froze the water in the gas holder and caused it to burst and the gas escape. Our city will be without gas until it can be repaired.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- On account of illness in his family the Rev. J.S. McCord was obliged to abandon revival services at the Fifth Ave. Methodist Church.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- William C. Brown, former manager of the Burlington Road and well-known here, was offered the presidency of the American Locomotive Works at an annual salary of $70,000.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The combined population of Rock Island and Moline is 70,189. 37,953 for Rock Island and 32,236 for Moline.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A Moline police officer, directing traffic at the scene of an accident at 38th St. and River Dr. about 1:30 this morning, was almost run down by an Albany man who was arrested and booked on a drunk driving charge.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Graduates of the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Md., soon will be wearing a little of Moline firefighter Robert Lenger's art work. Lenger, a graduate of the federal academy's arson program last October, designed a patch using the academy's unofficial logo, an eagle nicknamed Hot Foot, as the central symbol.
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