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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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