Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Saturday, Jan.5th, the 5th day of 2013. There are 360 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: It is a shame our public places and parks are being rooted upand made a resort for swine. Let the Marshall enforce the law rigidly on all.
1888 -- 125 years ago: A blizzard of intense proportions struck Rock Island late thismorning.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Miss Lillian Cox, deputy county treasurer, has resigned and hasbeen replaced by Miss Whiteside.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Twenty-four new cases of measles have been reported since thebeginning of January and 108 others remain under quarantine.
1963 -- 50 years ago: More than 70 classes, including 10 new ones, will be offered in thesecond semester of the Rock Island Adult Education program, according to catalogs nowbeing mailed to former students.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities will be hit with the coldest weather yet this winteras the mercury plunges to between 10 and 15 below zero today and Tuesday. "It's thekind of weather you just don't go out in," said a spokesman at the national WeatherService, Moline. In addition to the bitter cold, northwest winds from 10 to 20 mph are expected. The combined gusts and arctic-like temperatures will put the windchill at 45 degrees below zero.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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