Day in history for January 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad has issued a new timetable. The express train for Chicago now leaves this city at 6:30 in the morning, arriving in Chicago at 2:45 in the afternoon.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The People's Convention nominated M.D. Hauberg for sheriff on the seventh ballot yesterday.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Island City Court of Honor No. 855 installed G. Baumbach as chancellor last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Plans for a combined Quad-City Automobile Show, to be held in Rock Island, were conditionally approved at a meeting of representative dealers from Rock Island, Davenport, Moline and East Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Seven members of the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce will attend the banquet at Springfield tomorrow at which the nation's top 10 Outstanding Young Men will be presented their national awards. Vice President Richard Nixon will be the main speaker.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Carl Gamble Observatory atop the John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will be open to the public between 2 and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday for the viewing of a rare astronomical occurrence. Visitors will be able to see the first of three conjunctions of the planets Jupiter and Saturn that will occur this year.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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