Today in history for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 1:30 am
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Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2013. There are 361 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The leasees of the Coal Valley railroad have stopped the runningof trains on that road until the coal company and laborers can settle their disputes.
1888 — 125 years ago: The Krell estate, owner of the Harper Theater, is considering reselling the property to the Harper estate
1913 — 100 years ago: Fire at the Rock Island Plow company plant last night was held in check by alert firemen, and the loss was nominal.
1938 — 75 years ago: The Rev. E.A. O'Connor, who has been curate at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, was honored at a farewell party last night attended by 500, before leaving to serve as rector at St. Thomas Church in Philo, Ill.
1963 — 50 years ago: The theft of 65 or 70 feeder pigs from the farm of William Hynd, south of Silvis, is under investigation by the Rock Island County sheriff's office. Hynd reported yesterday at noon the animals were hauled away in a truck from a field south of Colona Road, near South 10th Street.
1988 — 25 years ago: Stanley Antosh is a 27-year-old entrepreneur who envisionedsomething different in entertainment for Quad-Cities nightlife. His vision is becoming reality at Thunder Bay Cafe, 2008 16th St., Moline. The establishment will offer a combination of family dining and nightclub entertainment that Mr. Antosh said willappeal to a broad audience. The nightclub portion of the 200-person facility includes a bar, three-tiered dance floor, separate pool room and a plush powder room for women.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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