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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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