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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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