Day in history for January 3, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Two Daguerrean artists from New York City are opening a magnificent gallery over Abbott's old stand on Illinois St.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- On New Year's Eve, Police Marshal Miller was the recipient of a reclining chair and Deputy Marshal Gorman was given a fine meerschaum pipe. The members of the police force were the donors.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Five brothers enjoyed a reunion on New Year's Day at the home of M.V. Archer. Some members of the party had not met for 40 years. They are the eighth generation born in America, being descendants of Nathaniel Ely.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The lives of eight persons were saved when a bus in which they were riding overturned and was destroyed by fire on Highway 7 near Carbon Cliff. Quick action by the bus driver saved them from severe burns and possible death.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Preparations were under way to make Moline secure against enemy air attack as the Civil Defense organization received four air raid warning sirens.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Mike Gibson is convinced the plastic wrap around his home at 1545 13th Ave., Moline, is making his home more comfortable. He got tired of the cold drafts and high heating bills, so he wrapped his home in plastic.
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