Day in history for January 2, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Dr. L.A. Lichtenhein will open a select school for the reception of pupils of both sexes on the second day of January, 1856.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Last night the Buford Plow Works suffered heavy damage by fire, the main building being destroyed. The forge shop and the new building were saved by great effort.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Insurance adjustors were busy estimating the loss by the fire in the mines of the Devlin estate at Marquette, Ill., of which W.A. Rosenfield of Rock Island is receiver.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- With more than usual reserve and quietness the New Year was welcomed in Rock Island and the Quad-Cities.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Nelson left Thursday for Chicago where they expected to fly to Florida and from there to the Dominican Republic. The Galva couple accompanied two Arabian horses, purchased by Dr. William L. Munson of Cambridge for the ruler of the Dominican Republic, who will show the horses in a livestock show next Sunday.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- The federal minimum wage was increased from $3.10 to $3.35. The raise, provided for in 1977 amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act, affects about 5.6 million workers across the nation.
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