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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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