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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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