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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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