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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