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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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