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.

Back: Available days in January 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







(More History)