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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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