Day in history for January 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Many of our patrons who prefer to pay for the paper every week forgot to leave the change with their families so that the carrier cannot make his collections regularly.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The new paper mill in Milan will be ready to make paper about Oct. 1. Paper is selling at $2.25 per hundred pounds at Chicago. Last year the price was $1.45.

1906 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton, president of the Rock Island Baseball Association, is in Chicago attending the meeting of the National Association of Minor Leagues.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Robert E. Monroe, 4, and his baby sister Joyce, 1, children of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance E. Monroe, died in St. Anthony's Hospital, as results of burns sustained yesterday in an explosion of a gasoline stove at their home, 910 12th St., Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island patrolman confirmed reports that he quit the police force. Darrel G. Reynolds, 36, of 2709 9th St., Rock Island, said he resigned because ''the present pay scale of the department is not enough for a man to provide for a family.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's LeClaire Hotel is closing its 15th floor banquet rooms Jan. 31, and limiting hours of The Prime Rib Room restaurant beginning Friday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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