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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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