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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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