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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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