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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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