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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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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