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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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