Day in history for January 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Republican, a staunch democratic paper, has recently changed its name to the Rock Island Argus.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Hunters reported rabbits as being very plentiful.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Master in Chancery F.H. Kelly is in Moline taking testimony in the case of the Moline Building, Loan and Savings Association. There is a large amount of evidence to be offered and it will probably not be concluded at this sitting.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A flat tire indirectly brought about the arrest of Pete Lagno of Chicago on a charge of violating the prohibition law. He was taken into custody in East Moline after officers found 160 1-gallon cans of alcohol in his automobile.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Roy L. ''Bud'' Dawson, 41, of 1118 4th Ave., Moline, died unexpectedly Saturday in Moline Lutheran Hospital. He was a well-known sports announcer in the Quad-City area, announcing all of Moline High School's basketball and football games on WQUA.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About a dozen people huddled in the cold funeral chapel at Moline's Memorial Park Cemetery Wednesday, listening to the priest pray over a coffin containing the body of a nameless baby found in a garbage dumpster at City Line Plaza Friday.

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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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