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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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