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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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