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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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