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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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