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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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