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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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