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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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