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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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