Day in history for January 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Archibald Bennett was arrested yesterday and brought before Police Magistrate A.F. Swander for using fraudulently a certificate of the city scales, thereby getting pay for four bushels of coal more than he had in his wagon. He was fined $5 and costs.

1881 -- 125 years ago
An organ concert at the Central Presbyterian Church last night was very much enjoyed.

1906 -- 100 years ago
John H. Hauberg was elected president of the Luther League of Grace Lutheran Church last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
With only 10 days remaining before the close of the period for filing primary election petitions, city Republican leaders in Rock Island are anticipating a decision this week on the mayorality candidate situation.

1956 -- 50 years ago
William R. Payne, who has served for the past year as chairman of the Advertising and Promotion Committee for the Retail Bureau of Rock Island, last night was presented the E.E. Scott Memorial Trophy for the Outstanding Retailer of the Year.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Kayla Johnson is only 6 years old, but she's a seasoned beauty pageant veteran. Kayla, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Johnson, Tampico, has been in nine pageants in the past two years.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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