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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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