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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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