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: 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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