Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 7:18 pm
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Today is Thursday, Jan.3rd, the 3rd day of 2013. There are 362 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Cutting and hauling wood from the island still continues to be done. Is there an agent in charge?
1888 — 125 years ago: The Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, will hold an installation service tomorrow night in the club rooms.
1913 — 100 years ago: William Treftz, Rock Island express and transfer man for many years, today retired from duty.
1938 — 75 years ago: City Attorney Fred. H. Railsback of Moline has been re-elected president of the Rock Island County Bar Association.
1963 — 50 years ago: Final Illinois Highway Division approval has been received for the installation of traffic signals at 23rd Avenue and 53rd Street, and bids on the project will bereceived Jan. 21, Moline City Engineer William Stoewer reported today.
1988 — 25 years ago: Vigilant bird-watchers, who took to the woods for 12 hours during Christmas week, spotted thousands of the feathered creatures in the annual Quad-City Christmas bird count. In all, 82 species of birds were spotted. But even though nearly 17,000 birds show up on the count, there still may be some the groups missed.

















 



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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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