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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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