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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