Day in history for January 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Prof. D. Garbriecht And Co. entertained a large and fashionable audience with their vocal and instrumental music last evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Robert Ankrum, Republican, was elected sheriff at Tuesday's election.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Long View Park improvements were discussed at a dinner given by William Jackson of the park commission at the Harper House last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School cagers captured a thrilling 16-14 victory last night over the best quintet East Moline High School has had in years.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The importance of making the 1956 Rock Island County Mothers' March on Polio a success was stressed in a letter received locally from Miss Helen Hayes, known as ''The First Lady of the Theater.'' The letter was received by Mrs. Dorothy McNeal, Rock Island, county chairperson of the Mothers' March, which will be held Thursday evening.

1981 -- 25 years ago
They watched them come and go, the politicians, the celebrities and the common folk, for nearly half a century. Now, after working for 47 years at Moline's LeClaire Hotel, Percy and Mildred Fillmer, both 72, are looking forward to getting to know one another better.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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