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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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