Day in history for January 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Frizzell, B.J. Cobb, P.S. Albert and Robert Wilkinson, who have been serving as jurymen in the U.S. Court at Chicago for the past three weeks, have been excused for the balance of the term and returned to Rock Island.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The annual meeting of the Old Settler's Assn. will be held at the armory on the afternoon of Feb. 7.

1906 -- 100 years ago
E.F. Dorn left for New York today to attend the national tailors' convention.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Chloe McCleary, Green Rock rural teacher, was cleared of a charge of assault and battery when a jury in Justice Court in Aledo held that corporal punishment, administered by the teacher to a 10-year-old boy, was not an assault.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rumors that Milan has been selected as the site of a $200,000 warehouse, other than the project planned by Eagle-United, remained without confirmation today. One published story said that an authoritive Milan source said the firm planning the construction was IGA.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Centennial Bridge commissioners expect to draft recommendations next week for higher tolls. The increase is needed to pay for an estimated $1 million in repairs to the bridge deck.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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