Day in history for December 23, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Twelve hundred and one dead letters were packed up at the post office in this city on Saturday last to be forwarded to the dead letter office in Washington. They were the accumulation of the last three months.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- ''Cinderella'' will be presented at Turner Hall tomorrow by the scholars of the German-English school.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. Phil Mitchell went to Chicago to attend the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kinney. Mrs. Kinney and Mrs. Mitchell are sisters.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor Chester Thompson issued a request for the police to put a damper on the practice of boys hitching rides on the outside of street cars.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Moline firemen are adept at almost everything, so when a goat wandered into No. 4 station in Riverside Park, they took the situation in stride. The only problem was food, but Firemen Steve Spurgetis and Harvey Carothers solved that by handfeeding it a biscuit form of dog food.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Tampico will become a TV star Christmas Eve. That's when ABC will show ''A Letter From Tampico,'' a show filmed there last summer for the news show ''20/20.'' The show is scheduled at 9 p.m., and will reach an audience estimated at 20 million, including this hamlet of about 942 persons.
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