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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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