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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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