Day in history for January 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Two of our printers drew the highest prizes in Croft's gift concert, a fine gold hunting watch and a $75 melodeon.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The ice crop in Rock Island is the largest harvested in ten years.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Charles McHugh entertained 275 women at a musicale in the parlors of the Harper House.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Voting on an ordinance to pave the way for the beginning of construction on a proposed new $275,000 bridge from 3rd Ave. and 16th St., Moline, to the Rock Island Arsenal must await a conference between the Moline Council and the three property owners of the district affected.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The American flag used at the dedication of the first bridge across the Mississippi will have a part in the 100th anniversary celebration of the event April 21. It will be carried across the present government bridge in a reenactment of the first crossing.

1981 -- 25 years ago
In 1937, as a child, Betty Garner of Moline, bought a series of paper dolls. The series, ''First Ladies,''depicts the wives, daughters or hostesses of each U.S. president from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt and an inaugural gown or outstanding dress representative of the woman.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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