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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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