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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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