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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