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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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