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 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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