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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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