Day in history for January 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We noticed a new building on Madison St. erected for a depot of Moffit's patent threshing machines by Messrs. Owens, Lane and Dyer. These gentlemen will establish a manufactory in our city for these machines and other agricultural implements.

1881 -- 125 years ago
It was announced today that Samuel Clark has been elected president of the Richland Grove Vigilance committee.

1906 -- 100 years ago
S.S. Hull was installed last night as prophet of Ki Ki Tribe No. 359, Improved Order of Red Men.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Fort Theater celebrated its 10th anniversary today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Leilani Mead, Rock Island High School senior, has been named winner of the local Betty Crocker Search for the Homemaker of Tomorrow. She was chosen on the basis of comprehensive tests in the field of homemaking.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Helen Hamilton of Moline received an unexpected surprise at her retirement party when friends presented her with a letter of congratulations from a former co-worker, President-elect Ronald Reagan. Hamilton retired last month with 26 years of service at the Rock Island Arsenal, but Reagan recalled the times in 1933 when they worked together at WOC Radio in Davenport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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