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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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