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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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