Day in history for December 28, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Willie, the Argus carrier, will present our subscribers with his New Year's address, Jan. 1. Willie is a very faithful and good boy and very kind to his widowed mother.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Members of the police force gave Marshal Miller a gold-headed cane and presented Assistant Marshal Brennan a reclining chair in a gathering at the Rock Island Armory.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Oriental Burlesque Company gave a performance at the Illinois Theater last night.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island will be represented by four delegates at the annual convention of the Illinois Teachers Assn. today in Springfield. Delegates are Miss Lucille Hazard, Miss Georgia First, Justin Washburn and J.J. Hagan.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The largest telescope ever assembled in the Quad-Cities is a 9 1/2-inch refracting model being constructed by Frank Watts, 432 11th St., Silvis, an amateur astronomer. Watts is a member of the Popular Astronomy Club.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Custodians at the Black Hawk Area Education Center, 4680 11th St., East Moline, are working today to clean up after vandals who ransacked the building. The center, which offers training for the handicapped, was broken into sometime between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Christmas morning.
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