Day in history for January 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A large delegation from Chicago arrived in this city Wednesday evening and stopped at the Island City Hotel. The group was on a railroad excursion to Iowa City and back to Chicago.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Republican County Convention, held today at the courthouse, named J.F. Ankrum for sheriff. Conrad Grantz of Moline was chairman and J.W. Ballard secretary.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Benjamin S. Cable, son of R.R. Cable of Rock Island, was appointed General Attorney for the Rock Island Railroad.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Lines will interpose no objections to government engineers plans for nine foot channel locks and dam in the Mississippi River at Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rep. Fred Schwengel, Davenport, was scheduled to meet today in Washington with Assistant Postmaster General Albert J. Robertson to discuss the possibility of a commemorative stamp for the Rock Island Railroad Bridge Centennial Celebration.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Silvis dog exhibitor was the top winner at the awards dinner of the Tri-City Kennel Club Saturday. Frank Pouder, 1704 16th Ave., received awards for his six cocker spaniels who were named champions during 1980.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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