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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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