Day in history for January 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The mail train from the east was off the track at Sheffield when our paper went to press last night.

1881 -- 125 years ago
J.G. Dart, 17, son of A.C. Dart, a bright and promising young man, died of peritonitis after an illness of eight days.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Burglars entered the meat market of Henry Tremann's Sons by way of the basement but did not succeed in opening the safe.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Receiving the endorsement of the Republican City Central Committee at a harmonious meeting last night, John Dee, Rock Island automobile dealer, announced he will be a candidate for mayor on the Republican ticket this spring, subject to the March 3 primaries.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Richard Stevens, 15, of 1720 28th Ave., Moline, incurred cuts and bruises about 4 yesterday afternoon when he was thrown from his motor scooter at 29th St. and 11th Ave. C.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline City Council authorized the health department to buy the animal control officer a $100 blow gun that shoots darts tipped with a muscle relaxant. The drug used with the darts is powerful enough to stop vicious or escpecially speedy animals long enough to be captured and hauled off to the pound.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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