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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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