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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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