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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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