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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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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