Day in history for January 9, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Many of our patrons who prefer to pay for the paper every week forgot to leave the change with their families so that the carrier cannot make his collections regularly.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The new paper mill in Milan will be ready to make paper about Oct. 1. Paper is selling at $2.25 per hundred pounds at Chicago. Last year the price was $1.45.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- M.H. Sexton, president of the Rock Island Baseball Association, is in Chicago attending the meeting of the National Association of Minor Leagues.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Robert E. Monroe, 4, and his baby sister Joyce, 1, children of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance E. Monroe, died in St. Anthony's Hospital, as results of burns sustained yesterday in an explosion of a gasoline stove at their home, 910 12th St., Rock Island.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island patrolman confirmed reports that he quit the police force. Darrel G. Reynolds, 36, of 2709 9th St., Rock Island, said he resigned because ''the present pay scale of the department is not enough for a man to provide for a family.''
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Moline's LeClaire Hotel is closing its 15th floor banquet rooms Jan. 31, and limiting hours of The Prime Rib Room restaurant beginning Friday.
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