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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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