Day in history for February 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
John Warner Esq., after an absence of several weeks at St. Louis, returned home last evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Johnston was seriously ill today, it was reported.

1906 -- 100 years ago
E.W. Hurst left on a business trip to Washington, D.C., today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
President Herbert Hoover and his wife, the former Miss Lou Henry, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
August Sundine, co-publisher and executive editor of The Moline Daily Dispatch, died at 6:10 last night in his home, 1330 30th St., Moline, a few hours after suffering a heart seizure. Mr. Sundine would have been 74 Saturday. Mr. Sundine suffered a stroke about four years ago and had been confined to his home since that time.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The 450-foot tower seemed to spring up overnight on the bluffs north of Quad-City Downs. It is a radio signal repeater tower, built and owned by McDonald Enterprises of Chicago and leased to Motorola. Ray Cabry, an avid ham radio operator, rented a portion of his land, known as Happy Hollow Farms, to the Chicago firm. Motorola plans to rent aerial space on the tower to local radio operators.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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