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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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