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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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