Day in history for February 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Snow commenced falling yesterday and continued with little interruption all day. Its depth at the present time is just short of nine inches.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The first real thaw of the winter began today. Street commissioners should clear the gutters without delay so the streets will not be flooded with water and slush.

1908 -- 100 years ago
William Mueller of the Mueller Lumber Co. is in Chicago this week attending the retail lumber dealers convention.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Gov. Horner will appoint a Democrat to the circuit bench of the 14th Judicial District to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Charles J. Searle of Rock Island. It is believed there has never been a Democratic circuit judge in the district.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island led the Quad-City area in permits for residential building during January. Twelve permits were issued in Rock Island for one and two-family units.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The St. George Emblem was presented to Leon C. VanLauwe, of Moline and to Fred DeCoster of Moline during ceremonies at a mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. St. George award,is a national recognition approved by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Bishop of the diocese of Peoria.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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