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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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