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.

Back: Available days in January 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






(More History)