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: 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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