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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