Day in history for February 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our readers will have noticed by an advertisement which we published some days ago, that Mr. W.H. Rhawn is now the sole owner of the Island City Bookstore, and will continue the business in his own name.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society Saturday the report of the treasurer, E.P. Feaster, stated that the society was in splendid condition.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Public utilities of the Tri-Cities today effected a merger. J.F. Lardner became general manager of the Tri-City Railway Co., and S.S. Davis general manager of the Peoples Power Co.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Amelia Earhart, trans-Atlantic flier, and George P. Putnam, publisher, were married today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Margie Frye, of Davenport, will make her first home-town appearance Friday night at East Davenport Turner Hall when she meets Donna Dillenger, of Columbus, Ohio, in a first round bout beginning at 8:30.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When fire destroyed the old Irving School last fall, Grant, 2430 6th Ave., Moline, became the last of a long line of bell-ringing schools. The Irving School bell was salvaged and set as a monument in the new Lincoln-Irving School.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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