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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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