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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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