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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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