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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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