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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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