Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:10 am
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Up to Monday night, the weather has been most remarkable forwinter: no snow, occasional warm rains and warm enough to do without fires in businessplaces.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Dr. A.M. Knowles, of Moline, has donated $6,000 to the MolineYMCA provided the association can raise $10,000 within two months for a new building.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island children today enjoyed their first opportunity forcoasting, the snow now being of the right consistency.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A back to work trend in the automobile industry was under waytoday after holiday layoffs.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A total of $2,636.31 has been received through yesterday inthe "Needy Patients Commissary Fund Drive" for patients at East Moline State Hospital,Rufus Roys, president of the Rock Island County Mental Health Society, announcedtoday.
1988 -- 25 years ago: State transportation officials will ask local citizens for reaction topreliminary plans for a proposed bridge across the Rock River sometime in February.The $25 million project aimed at linking John Deere Road and the Milan Beltway is notlinked to the proposed arena under study by the Illinois Quad-Cities Civic Center, saidDave Lutyens, of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Dixon.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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