Day in history for February 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Many complaints have been made to us about the inefficiency of our night police. If they do not discharge their duties faithfully, the proper authorities should look after them.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rock River Bridge near Moline is in danger of being washed away as water is within 8 feet of the flooring.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Colonel William T. Channon of the Sixth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard departed on a trip of inspection this afternoon. He will inspect all companies of the regiment.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Maurice Meyer, 25, last night broke down and told the story of the death of Miss Rose Gendler, 22, whose body was found Dec. 22. The body was found bound and trussed in a burlap sack on the ice of the Rock River beneath the highest point of the Moline Bridge.

1958 -- 50 years ago
It was one down and two to go in the broken main department of the East Moline waterworks today. Severe weather blamed for the destruction of pipes was also responsible for delays in repairs.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island City Council approved $456,000 worth of improvements at 44th Street and Black Hawk Road to help pave the way for a new shopping center and apartment complex. The 44,000-square foot shopping center will house about a dozen stores.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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