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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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