Day in history for February 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We would call attention to an ordinance, passed on Monday last, as published in our paper this morning, and ask if a Philadelphia lawyer can tell what the first section means.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At the Christian chapel the Rev. A. Searles preached this morning on ''The Love of God.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
A deal was consumated today involving the transfer of the Gilipin Moore property in Rock Island and Moline to F.J. Lewis.

1931 -- 75 years ago
As a barometer of business to come, the Quad-City Automobile Show in the Boone Building, Rock Island, indicates that a public which has been saving its money for a day of deluge has caught a gleam of silver or gold amid the Duco and chromeplate and is ready to buy new automobiles.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An estimated 300 to 350 rats were killed during the weekend as the Rock Island Health Department's war on rats continued in the city dump near Sunset Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
East Moline's July 4 fireworks show, for 23 years a mainstay in the Quad-Cities Independence Day celebrations, won't be held this year. Fred Schultz of the East Moline-Silvis AMVETS said the organization can no longer afford the show.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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