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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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