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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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