Day in history for January 12, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- There is a Norwegian family, consisting of a widow and four small children, who have been this winter without food or fuel, save that given them by a neighbor. Anything left at the store of Case And Strong will be faithfully given to them.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- James Taylor of Edgington served as chairman of the People's Convention here today to nominate a candidate for sheriff. At the time The Argus went to press no candidate had been named.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- ''Buster Brown'' is the attraction at the Illinois Theater tonight.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Hundreds of women in Rock Island and the surrounding area will be interested in the fifth annual cooking school sponsored by The Argus on Jan. 20.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- ''A Trip Through the Universe,'' an illustrated lecture by Carl Gamble, Moline astronomer, was presented at last night's meeting of St. John's Lutheran Brotherhood in the church parish house.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- The blam-blam-blam of shotguns heralded the two-hour open season on pigeons Sunday afternoon in downtown Moline. City officials authorized the shooting to rid the area of the birds, which often spread disease and damage buildings with their roosting.
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