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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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