Day in history for February 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The editor of Der Davenport, the German-language daily newspaper printed in Davenport, says he has been compelled to make a new arrangement for the distribution of his paper in this city, because the postmaster here does not deliver it to subscribers, but permits it to lie on the table for one or two days before doing so.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Anthony Ellis' ``Uncle Tom's Cabin'' will be the attraction at the Harper Theater next Tuesday night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Eva Tanguay in ``The Sambo Girl'' is the attraction at the Illinois Theater tonight.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Strife between two rival bootleg factions in the Quad-Cities flared again early yesterday morning when the Moline Sandwich Shop, 1512 4th Ave., was bombed.

1956 -- 50 years ago
George Rank, the oldest retailer in Moline, retired today and brought to an end the operation of the Rank Shoe Co., which has been in Moline for the last 101 years.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Herb Zimmerman is building a language bridge between the 2,500-member Dogrib Indian tribe in Canada's Northwest Territories and the Bible. Zimmerman, a Moline native, is translating the Bible, starting with the Gospels, into the obscure Dogrib dialect.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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