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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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