Today in history for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2013. There are 358 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The sheriff refuses to permit the Rev. Bassett to enter thecourthouse to lecture this evening on "the philosophy of the political evils which underliethe present war."
1888 -- 125 years ago: Harry H. Cleaveland has returned to Knox College, Galesburg,after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Cleaveland.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Morris Block last night was elected worshipful master of RockIsland Lodge, No. 658, AF & AM.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Augustana last night defeated Western Illinois State TeachersCollege team, 51 to 44, for the Augie basketball tournament title.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A swim night for skin and scuba divers in the Quad-Cities area andtheir families will be held every Wednesday night during the school year starting thisWednesday at the Moline High School pool from 7:30 until 9.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The average cost of a hospital stay jumped by 19 percent in 1987 –four times the inflation rate – and it was cheaper to be hospitalized in the eastern half ofthe nation, a health insurance company reported.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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