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: 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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