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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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