Day in history for January 16, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Since the change in the time of departure of trains for the East, there has been a change in the hours for breakfast at the Island City Hotel. The first breakfast is now at 6, to accommodate passengers who wish to leave on the 6:30 train.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Peoria Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was enlarged to include Bureau, Putnam, Henry and Rock Island counties.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Marshall Field, well known Chicago merchant and financier, died today in New York City.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- John H. Hauberg of Rock Island was reelected president of the Rock Island Lumber and Coal Co.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Miss Dorothy Collins, singing star of the ''Hit Parade,'' will face a $10,000 suit for canceling her appearance at the 1956 Quad-City Autorama, it was announced by G. LaVerne Flambo, managing director of the show for the Quad-City Automobile Dealers Assn.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- The engraved invitation arrived in December, but Tammy Swanson, 17, of Geneseo, still can't believe it's really happening. Swanson, a senior at J.D. Darnall High School, will leave Saturday from O'Hare Airport, Chicago, to attend the presidential inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C.
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