Day in history for January 24, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
John R. Stafford was brought before A.F. Swander Esq. on Tuesday last for passing counterfeit money.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A meeting of the Irish Land League was held yesterday, Daniel Daly presiding.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Carl C. Countryman of Chicago has been secured to give an entertainment at the YMCA Friday night. He is a popular impersonator.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Registration for the new semester at Rock Island High School reached a total of 1,073 pupils and with late entries was expected to be slightly more than 1,100.

1956 -- 50 years ago
United Township High School's rifle team scored a double victory last night in a match at Moline High School. Varsity boys defeated Moline's first team and East Moline girls defeated the Moline boys' second team. In a practice session preceding the match, Diane Walker of East Moline shot a perfect score of 100.

1981 -- 25 years ago
It's a long way from Varmland province, Sweden, to Rock Island County, but Birger and Lyal Swenson haven't forgotten their roots. The Rock Island couple is donating $500,000 to Augustana College to establish archives and a research center documenting the emigration of Swedes to North America.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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