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 Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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