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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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