Day in history for January 17, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The name of the old post office in Edgington which was changed to Holly about two years ago has been restored. It is now called Edgington again and Edward Burrall Esq. is postmaster.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Davenport Democrat has been formed into a stock company. The incorporators are D.N. Richardson, A.F. Richardson and J.J. Richardson.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A Washington dispatch said today that there is every prospect that T.H. Thomas will be reappointed postmaster at Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The 73rd annual convention of the Illinois Council of Religious Education is to be held in Rock Island and Moline on June 23, 24 and 25.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Picture editors at The Argus now have a wider choice than ever in selecting good, lively news pictures. The photos come in by literal yards through the latest addition to Argus services for its readers, The Associated Press Photofax machine.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Since the end of World War II, Bob Horton of Moline has built more than 140 models and has swapped or purchased more than 400 plastic model kits that now await glue and paint. He's a member of the Quad-City chapter of the International Plastic Model Society.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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