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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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