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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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