Day in history for January 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On Tuesday afternoon, Jere Dooner, who was at work in the Mississippi River railroad bridge, lost his balance and fell to the ice, a distance of 27 feet, dislocating his hip joint.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Janauschek is the attraction at Harper's Theater tonight.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Jane Dore in ''East Lynne'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater next Monday evening.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A net income of $8,199,112 was reported today by Deere And Co., farm equipment manufacturers of Moline, for the fiscal year ending last Oct. 31, equal after preferred dividends to $6.07 a share of no par common stock.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two East Moline policemen, freshly enrolled in a first aid course, were called early today to act as midwifes in the birth of a baby. Officers Jim Durbin and Jerry Opendike were summoned to the home of Mrs. John Hinton, 706 24th St., to administer necessary aid pending the arrival of the physician.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Fire gutted the century-old building housing the Ophiem Post Office Saturday afternoon, but the postmaster saved the mail. Area firefighters battled the stubborn blaze for about 90 minutes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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