Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 12:10 am
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Today is Thursday, Jan.10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: A new tax law has been passed by Congress requiring peddlers toprocure annual licenses which will cost $20 if traveling with more than two horses; $15,with two horses; $10 when traveling with one horse and $5 if on foot.
1888 — 125 years ago: The government shops at Rock Island Arsenal have obtained acontract to furnish 2,000 bits for the cavalry units of the United States Army in additionto 5,000 tin cups and 10,000 tin plates.
1913 — 100 years ago: Mrs. M.R. Metzger, of Moline, has been elected president of theBethany Home and Protective Association. Mrs. K.T. Anderson, of Rock Island, waschosen vice president.
1938 — 75 years ago: The Rev. E.A. Powell, of Okmulgee, Okla., has been called to thepastorate of the Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church.
1963 — 50 years ago: Service pins were presented to 165 employees of the John DeerePlanter Works and 13 employees who retired during the past year at the plant's annualservice awards dinner at the American Legion Hall in Moline Wednesday night.
1988 — 25 years ago: Roderick Kelly, 28, has been named city editor of The DailyDispatch and will direct news reporting by Moline-based writers assigned to cover themetropolitan Quad-Cites area.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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