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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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