Day in history for January 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Parmlee and Mr. Drake in their neatly furnished gallery are prepared to execute likenesses in the improved daguerreotype styles.

1881 -- 125 years ago
In a railway accident on the Rock Island Railroad at Pond Creek, near Tiskilwa, Peter Wilson of Rock Island sustained a scalp injury and contusions.

1906 -- 100 years ago
There was a drop of 50 degrees in temperature today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two bandits obtained $287 in currency and checks and slugged Mrs. Esther Friedman, 44, of Rock Island, mother of the proprietor, into unconsciousness in a holdup at the Grand Market, 3rd and Scott Sts., Davenport, last night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Davenport relatives today recalled the professional career of Louise Carver Murray, 87, a native of Davenport, who died Thursday in Hollywood. Known professionally at ''Aunt Louise'' Carver, she had a long stage and movie career and was one of Hollywood's first comedians.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Industrial Development Commission is recommending the city spend $20,000 to hire a consultant to lure new firms to the city. Mayor Lawrence Lorensen, an MIDC member, submitted that and other recommendations to the city council Tuesday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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