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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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