Day in history for January 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A divorce was recently granted by one of the courts of Indiana, where the only allegation against the defendant was that he had cold feet.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Acting Sheriff William G. Morris contributed an article to The Argus relative to a trip he made to the Pontiac Reform School.

1906 -- 100 years ago
C.R. Nelson, 3135 13th St., Moline, had 21 chickens stolen last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Members of Herb Heuer's Vagabonds orchestra, radio entertainers at station WOC and at Dave's barn in Davenport, reported to police at Dixon, Ill., this morning that their auto and their musical instruments, valued at $2,000, were stolen when they parked to eat breakfast.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An 81-year-old Rock Island man, Fred Brown, 1014 8th Ave., was fined $25 in Rock Island Police Court yesterday for being the keeper of a disorderly house. The charge resulted after a pistol shot was fired in Brown's home early yesterday.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Former Bettendorf resident Nancy Thornton said it was by far ''the most exciting point in her military career'' to be able to greet the 52 American hostages as they arrived in West Germany after a 12-hour, 4,550-mile trip from Iran.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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