Day in history for January 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. T.R. Walker requests us to say that he will meet the singers of Rock Island, and all persons interested in promoting or encouraging vocal music, at the First Presbyterian Church this evening for the purpose of endeavoring to form a union school.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Janauschek played a dual role at Harper's Theater last night, ''Hortense,'' and ''Lady Dedlock,'' characters in a Dickens novel.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. H.H. Cleaveland and Mrs. W.J. Sweeney were hostesses at a musical in the Cleaveland home Friday afternoon.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Preparations were nearly completed today for the Mid-Winter Charity Ball of Rock Island Lodge No. 980, Elks, to be held tomorrow night at the Elks Club, 220 19th St.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Burglars who tried to break into Canada Dry Bottling Co., 700 19th Ave., Moline, early today were frightened away by the arrival of a police car. Squad officers discovered the attempted break-in about 4 this morning.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Local effects of a new International Harvester corporate cost-cutting program are not yet determined. The program, called ''Project 200,'' is an attempt to cut 1981 costs by $200 million.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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