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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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