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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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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