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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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