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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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