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: 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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