Day in history for January 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The first annual meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society will be held in the office of Dr. William A. Knox, Rock Island, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A concert will be given at the Harper Opera House on Jan. 10 for the benefit of workmen of the Buford Plow Works who lost their tools in the recent fire.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. D.N. Wentworth and daughter left for New York City today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Abe Siegel, 2630 Iowa St., owner of the Siegel Department Store at 314 W. 2nd St., Davenport, died at 11:35 last night in Mercy Hospital from injuries he sustained yesterday morning when he was struck by a taxi.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The East Moline City Council accepted a petition signed by 123 residents of the area north of the Burlington Railroad tracks and west of 19th Street who voiced objections to the proposed construction of a ready-mix concrete plant.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The beginning of Rock Island County, like many events in 19th century America, came amid a sharp cultural collision. The county, which celebrates its 150th birthday this year, was born on the frontier, a pressure point of white men's expansion into Indian lands.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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