Day in history for January 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Butcher has enlarged his ice house and is now putting up a very clear and pure article for the use of our citizens the coming season.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff-elect Ankrum filed his bond Saturday in the sum of $10,000 with C. Lynde, Phil Mitchell, H.D. Buford, O.J. Dimick and Charles A. Jarvis as sureties.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Augustus D. Cox of Rock Island died suddenly of apoplexy last evening at Valley Junction, Iowa. He was born in Hampton in 1842.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The warmest January in a half-century drew to a balmy conclusion today. High temperatures in the midst of the winter and a combined lack of snow or rainfall have combined to cause widespread apprehension in country districts, while city folks enjoy conditions suggestive of southern resorts.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An automobile crash at 23rd St. and 4th Ave. Moline about 11:45 last night put railroad gates at several downtown crossings out of commission until Rock Island Lines repair crews were able to repair the damage.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Months of controversy over a proposed mall east of Sherrard ended quietly Thursday as Mercer County Board members, with no discussion, approved rezoning for the project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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