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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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