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: 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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