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: 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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