Day in history for January 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Prof. D. Garbriecht And Co. entertained a large and fashionable audience with their vocal and instrumental music last evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Robert Ankrum, Republican, was elected sheriff at Tuesday's election.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Long View Park improvements were discussed at a dinner given by William Jackson of the park commission at the Harper House last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School cagers captured a thrilling 16-14 victory last night over the best quintet East Moline High School has had in years.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The importance of making the 1956 Rock Island County Mothers' March on Polio a success was stressed in a letter received locally from Miss Helen Hayes, known as ''The First Lady of the Theater.'' The letter was received by Mrs. Dorothy McNeal, Rock Island, county chairperson of the Mothers' March, which will be held Thursday evening.

1981 -- 25 years ago
They watched them come and go, the politicians, the celebrities and the common folk, for nearly half a century. Now, after working for 47 years at Moline's LeClaire Hotel, Percy and Mildred Fillmer, both 72, are looking forward to getting to know one another better.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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