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, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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