Day in history for January 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The second anniversary of the German Glee Club was held at Lettig's Brewery. The association is composed of the best German young men of our city and is managed with great propriety and energy.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A concert for the benefit of the employees of the Buford Plow Works was given tonight at the Harper Theater.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Eighteen couples staged a competition at the skating rink last night. Prizes went to the most graceful skaters.

1931 -- 75 years ago
In a high-scoring contest, Rock Island High School cagers last night were defeated by Davenport High School, 38-15.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A copy of a rare photograph of Abraham Lincoln will be presented to Rock Island County Jan. 17 by Sec. of State Charles F. Carpentier. The presentation will be made personally by Carpentier to William V. Wakeland, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Elton Fawks looked out the window facing the Mississippi River from his Campbell's Island home and saw a young bald eagle. He picked up the clipboard map and marked the location of the sighting. The local segment of the National Wildlife Federation's third annual midwinter bald eagle survey was underway.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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