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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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