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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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