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: 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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